Thief River Falls hosts free skin cancer screening June 8
May 27, 2022
Sanford Health Senior Communications Specialist
(701) 200-6080 / Jessica.Schindeldecker@SanfordHealth.org
FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health Thief River Falls Southeast Campus, 1720 Highway 59 S., will host a free skin cancer screening event for the community on Wednesday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Patients will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis with an accumulating waitlist. No walk-ins will be accepted, and an appointment is required. Schedule your free skin check by calling (218) 681-4747.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous and results in more deaths, but highly treatable if caught early.
Prevention is important, but early detection is important to catching and treating skin cancer early.
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