May is skin cancer awareness month, and dermatologists at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist will offer free skin cancer screenings to the public on Tuesday, May 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Dermatology – Country Club, located at 4618 Country Club Rd., in Winston-Salem and at Dermatology – Palladium, located at 5286 Samet Dr., Suite 103, in High Point.
No insurance or appointment is required and anyone can receive either a spot check or a more thorough screening for skin cancer.
“If you have never had a skin screening, this is the perfect time to get a basic exam,” said Dr. Lindsay Strowd, dermatologist at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and associate professor and interim chair of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “In past screenings we have identified dozens of common and dangerous forms of skin cancers, along with abnormal moles and pre-cancerous spots. This is a great way to make sure your skin is healthy and checked before heading into the summer.”
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early.