Northside Hospital-Forsyth will be offering free skin cancer screenings next week, and registration is required.
On Thursday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m., a free skin cancer screening will be held at the hospital. The screening is not meant to replace a skin exam with a specialist.
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.
More than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.
Sunburns are linked to cancer, including melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma and other skin cancers can be detected by changes in size, shape or color of spots on skin. Moles that are big or have a strange shape are also an indicator.
Avoiding indoor tanning salons in also recommended.
To sign up or for more information, go to Northside.com/skincancerscreenings. Appointments can also be made by calling (404) 531-4444.