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Northside Forsyth offering free cancer screening
Event info

  • What: Skin cancer screening
  • When: Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Northside Hosptial-Forsyth, 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Ste. 140
  • Cost: Free, appointments required
  • Register: (404) 531-4444

From 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 24, Northside Hospital-Forsyth will hosts its final free skin cancer screening of the year at the hospital’s cancer center at 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Ste. 140. The screening is not meant to replace a skin exam with a specialist.

Qualified Spanish interpreters will be available for free by request, and attendees are recommended to wear shorts and a T-shirt for the screening. The screening will be done in a private setting.

In Georgia, more than 2,000 cases of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will be diagnosed this year, according to the hospital.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and those who are frequently in the sun should wear hats and long-sleeved clothes and apply a sunblock that is SPF 30 or higher. Wearing sunglasses and staying in the shade are other ways to help avoid risks.

Avoiding indoor tanning salons is also recommended. 

More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling (404) 531-4444.