Vidant Health offers free skin cancer screenings

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015

From Vidant Health


May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the month dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.

Please join Vidant Beaufort Hospital, the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center and Vidant Family Medicine of Belhaven and Aurora for our free annual screening and risk assessment to be held at the following locations:

Washington, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown St.

Belhaven, Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Vidant Family Medicine, 245 Allen St.

Aurora, Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Vidant Family Medicine, 151 Third St.

Call 1-800-472-8500 or visit to make an appointment.

Although skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, being screened and understanding prevention measures will greatly reduce your risk! Current estimates from the American Academy of Dermatology are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.