The American Cancer Society expects that 9,730 people will die from melanoma this year.
But catching melanoma early can prevent the skin cancer disease from spreading. It is recommended by the American Cancer Society that people check their own skin once a month.
However, it’s also good to get a doctor to look over your skin, and on July 20, the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute in Alpharetta is offering free skin cancer screenings to all folks over the age of 18.
Screenings will take place in a private setting and consist of a brief skin assessment by a medical professional. Typically, only exposed areas such as your arms, hands, neck and feet will be examined. Recommended screening attire is shorts and T-shirt.
Registration is required, and those interested should call 404-531-4444 to schedule an appointment.
Screenings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The hospital is located at 3400 Old Milton Parkway.