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Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Americans. In fact, about 20 percent of us will develop it at some point in our lives. Because skin cancer usually results from lifestyle choices, nearly all cases are avoidable.

Those choices may have been made five, 10 or even 20 years ago, so it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and UV rays now, avoid unnecessary exposure to UV radiation and have regular skin cancer screenings.

During May, national Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, King’s Daughters Medical Center and its physicians are offering free skin cancer screening events as follows: 

  • Thursday, May 2 at Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, 706 23rd St., Ashland, with radiation oncologist Jeffrey Lopez, M.D. Screening appointments begin at 8 a.m.
  • Monday, May 6 and Monday, May 13 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 613 23rd St., Suite 420 with plastic surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D. Appointments for both dates begin at 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday, May 9 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Stone Street Primary Care, 220 Stone St., Morehead, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 23 at the offices of dermatologist Jolinda Dillow, M.D., 336 29th St., Suite 201, Ashland. Appointments begin at 5 p.m.

Appointments are required and fill quickly! For more information or to schedule, please call 1-888-377-KDMC.

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