CareToU Skin Cancer Screening

Tuesday  &  Wednesday,  October  15 & 16

Monday & Tuesday,  October 21 & 22 


Half hour appointments each day from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  


Conducted in a Mobile Unit across from the EN Activity Center


This is insurance approved screening.

Register for an appointment time at the Community Information area across from the EN Pro Shop.    


CareToU Staff will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.


 

The good news is that we live in “The Valley of the Sun” and we enjoy many warm sunny days. The bad news is that we live in “The Valley of the Sun” and we are at higher risk of developing skin cancer.


Skin cancer is  an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of  the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all  colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have  a higher risk.

There are 3 types of skin cancer:


1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is  the most common and typically found on the head, neck, and arms, yet  can form anywhere on the body, including the chest, abdomen, and legs.

Early  diagnosis and treatment for BCC is important. BCC can invade the  surrounding tissue and grow into the nerves and bones, causing damage  and disfigurement.

2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
SCC  is the second most common type of skin cancer. SCC tend to form on skin  that gets frequent sun exposure, such as the rim of the ear, face,  neck, arms, chest, and back. SCC can grow deep in the skin and cause  damage and disfigurement. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent this  and stop SCC from spreading to other areas of the body.

3. Melanoma

 is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial! Knowing the ABCDE warning signs of melanoma can help you find an early melanoma.

A = asymmetry B = Border  C = Color D = Diameter  E = Evolving


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