Free Melanoma Skin Cancer Screening Scheduled in White

Posted: 5/5/2014

White Medical Clinic will hold a free melanoma cancer screening on Wednesday, May 21 at Corner Gas & Goodies in White. Melanomas, like the one pictured above, often resemble moles and should be checked by a health care professional. When detected early, melanoma skin cancer is almost always curable.White Medical Clinic will hold a free melanoma skin cancer screening for the public on Wednesday, May 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Corner Gas & Goodies in White.

“Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, with almost 120,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year,” says P.A. Karen Bumann who will perform the free screening. “Melanomas often resemble moles, and people should have their health care provider examine them. The good news is when melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is almost always curable.”

Bumann will screen attendees using a DermaScan machine which uses a black light to magnify images. It highlights the harmful effects of overexposure from the sun’s UV rays.

In addition to the screening, attendees will be given educational information on skin cancer prevention, a melanoma detection bookmarker and a travel size bottle of sunscreen.

All community members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact White Medical Clinic at (605) 629-3333.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.