Vidant Health to offer free skin cancer screenings in Washington and Belhaven

Published 7:52 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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.  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 in their lifetime.

Please join Vidant Beaufort Hospital, the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center and Vidant Multispecialty Clinic in Belhaven for our free annual screening and risk assessment.

  • Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center — 1209 Brown St., Washington; May 16 — 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Vidant Multispecialty Clinic Belhaven — 598 W. Old County Road, Belhaven; May 21 — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Call 1-855-MY-VIDANT (855-698-4326) or visit to make an appointment.

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,504-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 team members, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit