Free skin cancer screening planned

A free skin cancer screening for the uninsured and underinsured is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 and 16 at the Community Health Center, 19 Myrtle St., Medford.

Registration is required and may be made by calling 541-414-8592. A limited number of appointments are available, and no walk-ins will be taken.

Likely candidates are those with fair hair, fair skin, who grew up in a sunny location, have a history of tanning-bed use and have no insurance and/or are experiencing financial hardship.

"People with lighter skin are at greater risk and should check their skin regularly for early warning signs of skin cancer," Dr. Judith Oursler, a dermatologist with Rogue Valley Dermatology and volunteer coordinator of the event, said in a press release. "We'll check moles and other spots for signs of cancer and determine if further analysis is necessary."

Local dermatologists will conduct the screenings.

More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed yearly in the U.S., according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. If detected early, skin cancer can be successfully treated.

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