DANVILLE, Pa. – The American Academy of Dermatology reports that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime – the most deadly of skin cancers is melanoma. That’s why Geisinger offers free melanoma screening days for patients at select clinics.
The screenings are available to patients on the following dates at these clinics:
- Thursday, April 12, 8 to 11:30 a.m. – Geisinger Lewistown Dermatology, 27 Sandy Lane (LeMed Building), Lewistown (patients should call 814-342-8731 to register)
- Thursday, April 26, 1:30 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger Susquehanna University, 620 University Ave., Selinsgrove
- Friday, May 4, 8 to 11 a.m. – Geisinger Scenery Park, 200 Scenery Drive, State College (patients should call 814-342-8731 to register)
- Tuesday, May 8, 1 to 5 p.m. – Geisinger Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, 115 Woodbine Lane, Danville
- Wednesday, May 9, 1 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger East Mountain Specialty Clinic, 1155 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre
- Thursday, May 10, 1 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Shamokin
- Thursday, May 17, 1 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger Frackville, 701 W. Oak St., Frackville
- Tuesday, May 22, 1 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger Lock Haven, 955 Bellefonte Ave. (patients should call 814-342-8731 to register)
- Tuesday, June 12, 1 to 4 p.m. – Geisinger Bloomsburg Reichart Road, 2407 Reichart Road, Bloomsburg
“It’s important to have your skin checked,” said Geisinger Physician Assistant, Elaine Bridgens. “A small mole on the skin might not be harmless. Most moles will never cause any problems, but someone who has many moles is more likely to develop melanoma. Men have a higher rate of melanoma than women, although this varies by age. Before age 50, the risk is higher for women; after age 50 the risk is higher in men.”
To register for any of these screenings, visit geisinger.org/events or call 800-275-6401.