The National Farm Medicine Center will offer free skin cancer screenings, Feb. 19, on the first day of the Marshfield Mall Farm Show.
No appointment is necessary. Just stop by the National Farm Medicine Center screening area between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The area will be located in the hallway leading to the old Younkers entrance, across from the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry booth.
Screening will be conducted by physicians from the Marshfield Clinic Health System Dermatology Department. This is a good time to ask about any spots you are worried about; the dermatologist will educate you about what to look for, such as any changes in the size, color, borders, or shape of a mole. If the doctor sees anything suspicious you will be encouraged to follow up with your personal physician or dermatologist.
Giveaways will include hats, sunscreen and protective lip balm.
Don’t miss this opportunity. The earlier skin cancer is detected, the more successfully it can be treated. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 1 in 5 people developing it.
Funding for these screenings is being provided on behalf of the 2018 Wood County Farm Technology Days Show and by philanthropic support from the Auction of Champions.
For more information on the screening contact the National Farm Medicine Center, [email protected], 1-800-662-6900.
You can find out more about skin cancer awareness by listening to our podcast with Dr. Erik Stratman.