Grundy County Health Department, Cleaver Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screenings

Skin Cancer Screening

Summertime means many people enjoying fun in the sun, however, the risk of skin cancer increases with sun exposure.

 The Grundy County Health Department is partnering with Cleaver Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screenings to the community.

The screenings will take place on Thursday, June 30th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grundy County Health Department located at 1716 Lincoln Street in Trenton.

This is a screening only. It will not be a full body exam and does not replace a thorough exam by your dermatologist. During this screening event, a physician will exam specific skin spots that patients have identified as a concern.

What type of skin spot might constitute cause for concern? Check the ABCDEs of skin cancer detection: Look for Asymmetrical shape, Borders that are irregular or poorly defined, Color that is varied, Diameter of the spot (greater than a pencil eraser), and note if it’s an Evolving mole or skin lesion, one that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

If you have a mole or lesion on your skin that concerns you, please consider attending our June 30th free skin cancer screening event.

You must have an appointment to attend this screening. Those wishing to participate should call 660-359-4196 to schedule an appointment.