Prevention is the first step to avoiding skin cancer, but it is also important to be screened regularly. Skin cancer screenings should be done by a medical professional at least once a month. When getting a screening, make sure the physician checks your entire body from the tips of your toes to the top of your head. There are several places to get screened in the Atlanta area and many of them offer screenings free of charge.
As a part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s continued campaign against skin cancer, you can sign up for e-mail alerts to know when a screening has been scheduled in your area. All you have to do is click here, select Georgia, and add yourself to the subscription list. Or, just view the list on the website to see the screenings available.
Northside Hospital offers screenings at three locations to individuals 18 and older who make an appointment. If needed, they can also provide interpreters for patients and doctors to ensure effective communication. Call 1 -404 -531-4444 to make an appointment.
5445 Meridian Mark Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342.
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr., Cumming, GA 30041.
3400 Bldg. B. Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Now through the end of June, Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is also offering screenings for individuals with an appointment anytime. Call 1 -678 -904-4832 to make an appointment.
1670 Scott Blvd., Decatur, GA 30033
Source: American Academy of Dermatology, aad.org
As with any skin care regimen, consistency is the key to overall good results. A consistent daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and protection against the sun is a must. Also, don’t forget to get your skin screened in support of good health and skin cancer awareness month.