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Free skin cancer screening event May 10

Apr 30, 2014

The Department of Dermatology and UVA Cancer Center are hosting a free skin cancer screening on May 10. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million skin cancer cases expected to be diagnosed this year. But when found early, skin cancer is almost always treatable.

Volunteer physicians are expected to screen more than 250 patients.  Participants can bring in an old baseball cap or visor in exchange for a new full coverage sun hat while supplies last.

Who: Those at highest risk for skin cancer include people with:

  • Fair complexions
  • Red or blonde hair
  • Blue or hazel eyes
  • A significant history of sun exposure 

When: Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: UVA Medical Center Primary Care Center, 1221 Lee Street, Dermatology Clinic (3rd Floor), Charlottesville, VA. Free Parking is available in the 11tth Street garage.

Appointments are required. For more information or to register, please call 800.223.9173. Free parking is available for the screening in the 11th Street Garage.