What do you know about skin cancer? I’ll tell you that before I married my husband I knew next to nothing. In fact, I
still used to go outside and bask in the sun for hours with no hat, no sleeves and most importantly no sunscreen. I mean seriously, how am I suppose to get my tan on with that thick white creamy crap smeared across my face?
My husband’s family is the complete polar opposite when it comes frolicking in the outdoors. They NEVER go outside without their SPF 50. That’s right folks SPF 50! They unfortunately learned the hard way what happens when you combine hours of sun on fair, pristine, young skin. Skin cancer.
And boy, did the sun take its toll on them. My husband’s mother has had twelve separate surgeries to remove cancer and suspicious moles. His grandmother, who is 94, undergoes a surgery at least every summer to remove new cancer spots from her face. She has lost the tip of her nose, parts of her ear, and the docs have had to cut into parts of her head to completely remove the cancer. His uncle had to have a four inch square removed from the back of his bald little head because cancer had claimed its territory.
The list could go on and on and on.
I don’t write this to scare you but to inform you. Early detection is the best method when treating any type of illness.
For this reason, some of our MountainStar clinics are hosting a free skin cancer screening night. Each screening will be at one of our clinics where our providers will look at anything you feel may be suspicious, as well as doing a full body check to find any of those sneaky little cancer spots.
For more information click on the links below.
Draper Area – Wednesday, April 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Salt Lake Area – Wednesday, April 18, 4 – 6 p.m.
Ogden Area – Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you are interested in having a free skin cancer screening, but can’t attend the screenings listed, please leave us a comment and we will try to accommodate a screening in a clinic located near you.