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.