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Half hour appointments are available each day from 9 AM to 3 PM:
Sign-up sheets are located at the Eagles Nest Clubhouse across from the ProShop. Please sign up early since this is a well-attended event.
CareToU provides a mobile unit on location at Eagles Nest Parking Lot (across from Activities Center). to perform a quick and painless examination of your skin.
Once you have signed up, CareToU Staff will contact you to confirm your appointment. They will ask about your insurance to determine if a co-pay is required for a skin cancer screening. 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.
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