Skin cancer screening coming to Belhaven

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, September 1, 2016

One of the benefits of eastern North Carolina living includes the proximity to beaches, waterways and a multitude of outdoor recreation activities, perfect for the summertime. However, sun exposure is the greatest risk factor associated with skin cancer.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is more important than ever. If one has never been screened for skin cancer, this is an excellent opportunity to establish a baseline examination. People who know what to look for, such as slight changes to an existing mole, are the people who get their skin cancer diagnosed earlier.

As summer comes to an end, it marks the perfect time to be screened for skin cancer. Please register for a free skin cancer screening and learn more about risks, prevention and skin health.


Skin Cancer Screening:

Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Vidant Multispecialty Clinic

598 W. Old County Road, Belhaven


Appointments are limited, so registration is required. Please call toll free 855-MYVIDANT or visit to schedule 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 the risk.