A study out of Australia found that childhood use of sunscreen can reduce the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer by 40 percent in young adults.
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Northside Hospital to offer free skin cancer screening in Alpharetta

Summer being here means being outside, which is great, but the sun is also constantly trying to kill you.

If there are some problem spots you’re worried about, Northside Hospital is hosting a skin cancer screening June 13.

The hospital said in a news release that National Cancer Institute estimates more than 2,000 cases of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, will be diagnosed in Georgia this year.

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The screening is free, but you have to register and can do so by calling 404-531-4444. The hospital recommends wearing a T-shirt and shorts. The facility’s address is 3400-A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 130, in Alpharetta.

Learn more from Northside about skin cancer on its website, and view a Spanish version of the event flier here.

If you take care of your skin, you’ll be just like the sun: A big ‘ol star.

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