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Free skin cancer screening set

Free skin cancer screenings will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at the New Richmond Clinic to coincide with Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, Westfields Hospital Specialty Clinic and WWMA-New Richmond Clinic.

To schedule a screening appointment, call 715-243-7277. Limited walk-in appointments will be available the day of the event. Call early as appointment slots fill quickly. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointed time.

The screenings will have the oversight of Tasso Pappas, M.D., dermatologist. There will be a total of three practitioners involved in the screening as part of a national campaign to encourage early detection and teach prevention of skin cancer.

Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

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