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  • Bayhealth to offer free skin screenings May 6, 15

  • Bayhealth is offering two free skin screening opportunities this spring, May 6 and 15.
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  • Bayhealth is offering two free skin screening opportunities this spring, May 6 and 15.
    The first screening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Cancer Center at Bayhealth Milford Memorial, 21 W. Clarke Ave., Milford. The second screening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Delaware Dermatology Center, 737 S. Queen St., Suite 1, Dover.
    A skin evaluation is an opportunity to recognize several types of skin tumors: Basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas, and melanoma. Doctors also look for actinic keratosis, or pre-cancerous lesions. Doctors recommend that people suggest clothing that shields skin from the sun. They also suggests for individuals to use sun block with an SPF 30 or higher that lists zinc oxide as an ingredient. Sun block must be applied a half-hour before going out in the sun and re-applied every two hours; it must be water-resistant if you are going swimming.
    Pre-registration is necessary. For more information, call (302) 430-5173 or (302) 744-6252.
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