Skin cancer screening offered
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Terrebonne General Medical Center is offering a free skin cancer screening in May in Morgan City.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.
“Unprotected exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun, and tanning by artificial means such as tanning beds, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer,” said Renea Duffin, vice president, cancer support and outreach, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “The most startling fact of all is that one severe sunburn during the first 15 years of life can double your risk of skin cancer later on.”
The screenings are for men and women 18 and older who do not have insurance and have not been screened for skin cancer by a doctor in the last 12 months. No appointment is required to participate. For more information, call 888-616-4687 or visit marybird.org/TGMC.
A screening is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at Cannata’s, 6010 Hwy. 182 East, Morgan City.