Skin Care Doctors, P.A. will be holding a free SPOTme® skin cancer screening on May 30th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at 14000 Nicollet Ave S, Suite 304, Burnsville, MN 55337.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour,” said Dermatologist Michael Ebertz M.D. from Skin Care Doctors, P.A. “Yet not only is skin cancer preventable, it’s highly treatable when detected early.”
During the screening each person will be offered a full-body skin examination along with education for melanoma prevention and treatment. If the physician determines the patient has suspected skin cancers or abnormal lesions they will recommend a follow-up examination.
“Unlike other cancers, skin cancer can be seen on the surface of your skin, making it critical to regularly check your skin for changing or suspicious spots,” said Dr. Ebertz. “A skin cancer screening from a dermatologist is a visual exam that is painless, only takes a few minutes, and could save your life.”
The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program is part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer.
Since 1985, AAD member dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas.
Appointments are required and space is limited for this event. If you or someone you know is interested in a free skin cancer screening contact Skin Care Doctors, P.A. at 952-898-1600.
For more information about how to prevent and detect skin cancer, including instructions on how to perform a skin self-exam, visit SPOTme.org. There, you can download a body mole map for tracking changes in your skin and find free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings in your area.
The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program, supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, is part of the Academy’s larger SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer. Since 1985, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas. To learn more about the SPOTme® campaign and to find free skin cancer screenings near you, visit SPOTme.org.
American Academy of Dermatology
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).
Skin Care Doctors, P.A. physicians provide the finest leading-edge dermatologic care in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. We offer diagnosis and treatment for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly whether for concerns and problems of the skin, hair and nails.