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Skin In The Game

Yeah, it’s taken a while for the sun to come out, and temperatures to warm up.

But that doesn’t mean you can forget about the damage the sun’s rays can do.

More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US every year. Westporters are very skin cancer-conscious. But we also like to tan.

And it can be so bothersome to check ourselves for signs of this very serious disease.

On Monday, May 19 (8-10 a.m., Westport Urgen Care, 1054 Post Road East), you’ll have no excuse not to.

That day, the American Academy of Dermatology and Connecticut Dermatology Group sponsor a free skin cancer screening. It’s part of a national awareness campaign.

Dr. Rhonda Klein of Westport notes that early detection and treatment are keys to combating skin cancer.

You knew that, of course. Now you’ve got a very easy — and free — way to get it done.

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