OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center invites the public to attend free skin cancer screenings on Thursday, May 31, from 1-4 p.m. at some of its area health centers.
The locations include: Claxton-Hepburn Health Center with Jeannette Anderson, RPA-C and Denise Montroy, FNP-C, in Ogdensburg, Canton Health Center with Dr. Robert Cruikshank and Chris LaPoint, PA, Madrid Health Center with Ron Simmons, RPA-C, Heuvelton Health Center with Allison Smith-Latham, RPA-C, Hammond Area Health Center with Deborah McCabe, RPA-C, and Adirondack Skin Care with Judy Murphy, NP-C.
Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis and are required for the screening. Call 1-888-908-2462 to make an appointment.
Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer, affects one in five Americans. More than one million new cases are diagnosed each year. Although most skin cancers are curable if detected and treated early, one person dies every hour from melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Sun exposure is the most preventable risk for melanoma.
At the free screening, participants are checked for possible cancerous skin lesions or precancerous conditions. Should a suspicious lesion be found, the participant is urged to follow up with his or her own dermatologist or family physician for confirmation of screening findings. Reports of positive findings will be forwarded to the screening participant’s family physician.