Community Skin Cancer Screening: May 22

Norton Cancer Institute-Madison and Norton King’s Daughters’ Health will host a no-cost community Skin Cancer Screening from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at NCI-Madison, 1373 E. State Road 62, Madison, Indiana. No appointment is required.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. When detected early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated and cured. Larger skin cancers can become disfiguring. Melanoma is one of the most dangerous skin cancers, and it can spread to other parts of the body and prove deadly if not detected and treated early. Everyone is encouraged to check their skin every month for any changes and visit a medical provider every year.

Please note: The primary focus of this community screening is to focus on common, sun-exposed areas – including the face, head, neck, arms and legs. Patients who have an area of concern in a different location should alert staff upon arrival. All screenings are completed in private rooms.

Madalyn Doublett, D.O. and Matthew Golden, M.D., members of the general surgery team at Norton KDH, will provide the screenings, along with Jonathan Hanson, M.D., ENT for head-and-neck patients. If a suspicious area is found, patients will be asked to follow-up with their primary care provider or schedule an appointment with one of the attending surgeons.

Anyone with questions may reach out to Stacy Bayne at Norton Cancer Institute-Madison: (812) 801-0541.

Skin Cancer Prevention

Most skin cancers can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun. Tips for protecting your skin:

  • Wear protecting clothing that covers sun-exposed areas – including your head, neck and face.
  • Seek shade whenever possible.
  • Limit sun exposure during peak sun hours – often between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is when the sun’s damaging rays are most intense.
  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply as directed. Remember to re-apply regularly after swimming or sweating.
  • Avoid using tanning beds. Tanning beds can significantly increase your risk of developing skin cancer(s), particularly Melanoma.

All community members are invited to the screening. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis when they arrive.

Schedule an Appointment

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