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Every year, more than a million non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. with another 60,000 cases of melanoma diagnosed. All told, about 20 percent of Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.

Like most cancers, if caught in its earliest stages and treated appropriately, skin cancer can be cured and survival rates improved. Simply put, screening can save lives.

King’s Daughters plastic and reconstructive surgeon Bryan Rogers, M.D., is offering a free skin cancer screening beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 on the KDMC Mobile Health Unit at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd., Grayson.

The screening involves a brief review of the affected area(s) as identified by the participant and takes about 30 minutes to complete. While the screening is free, appointments are required and may be made

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