Dermatologists David Gruber, MD from Andover Dermatology, and Christine Kannler, MD from Northeast Dermatology Associates, will hold free skin cancer screenings at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen during the month of May, which is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Skin cancer screenings are recommended for anyone who has experienced unprotected exposure to ultra violet radiation, excessive exposure to ultra violet radiation, occupational exposures to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium; or severe sunburns as a child.
Screenings are also recommended for people with a fair complexion, a family history of skin cancer, or multiple and/or atypical moles.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with the following risk factors are more likely to develop skin cancer:
•A lighter natural skin color that burns easily, never tans, or tans minimally
•A family history of skin cancer
•A personal history of skin cancer
•Exposure to the sun through work and play
•A history of sunburns, especially early in life
•A history of indoor tanning
•Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun
•Blue or green eyes
•Blond or red hair
•Certain types and/or a large number of moles
Free skin cancer screenings with Dr. Gruber and Dr. Kannler will take place Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Suite G39, the hospital’s ground floor Outpatient Clinic, located at 70 East St., Methuen, MA. Appointments are required.
To schedule your free skin cancer screening appointment, please call Holy Family Hospital at 978-687-0156, ext. 2101 or email [email protected]