FREE Skin Cancer Screening!
In honor of May being Melanoma Awareness Month, we are finally back to hosting our FREE Annual Skin Cancer Screening on Wednesday, May 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Kona and Waimea! Meet with a dermatology professional and get your spots checked. Bookings will be available online only starting May 10th!
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects one out of every five Americans, and more than three and a half million new cases are diagnosed each year.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It does not play favorites. Anyone can get melanoma (even those with darker skin) and you can get it anywhere on the skin and even some non-skin areas such as inside the eye. It is important to know this because every year 10,000 people die in the United States from melanoma with the incidence of this deadly cancer rising at a steady rate. Good news is that with early detection and treatment survival rates for melanoma can be more than 90%. This is why it is important to get checked at least annually and to have your whole body checked, including those areas that are unexposed to the sun.