Free Skin Cancer Screenings – May 1st

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, as part of Melanoma awareness month and in conjunction with the AAD SPOTme® community initiative, will be providing free mole checks on May 1st between 1:20-3:30pm. When it comes to good skin health, prevention and protection is key. Skin cancer describes an abnormal growth of cells, most often (but not always) found on sun-exposed skin. Skin cancer can all affect all race and ethnicities with melanoma being the deadliest diagnosis. A top tip from our physicians: “Look for the ugly duckling” and learn your ABCDE warning signs to promote early diagnosis and treatment. Use a sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of at least 30. Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. Don’t use tanning beds – just like the sun, UV light from tanning beds can cause wrinkling, age spots and can lead to skin cancer.

If you don’t manage to schedule a free screening we are pleased to announced our experienced and certified Physician Assistant, Whitney Conen, is scheduling Full Body Mole Exams from April 1st. These visits can be billed to insurance or self-pay. Take the first step toward healthy skin and call 312-245-9965 today!