Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
DULUTH, Minn. – Monday, health experts raised awareness and helped out the public on the first day of skin cancer awareness month.
It’s called Melanoma Monday and Dermatology Duluth was holding free SPOTme skin cancer screenings throughout the day.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Health experts say it is highly treatable when detected early which is why Monday’s free, drop-by event was so important.
“We have had a lot of people come through, many people who called ahead but also people who have just shown up because of awareness that we made online. We found lots of pre cancer lesions, some a-typical moles and several skin cancers. So this is definitely a screening event that has had a lot of benefit,” owner of Dermatology Duluth Hilary Reich, M.D. said.
Reich says it’s important to get screened regularly. The free skin screenings were just for May 2nd, but anyone is welcome to call the clinic to schedule a visit.