River Falls, Wis. (Oct. 22, 2014) — A free skin cancer screening event will be held at River Falls Area Hospital in November.

The screening, which is being held in River Falls for the first time, offers people the chance to get any skin spots or concerns checked out by medical staff, free of charge.

The rapid skin cancer screening event is hosted by the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute-River Falls Area Hospital, part of Allina Health, in the hospital classrooms on Nov. 10.

Medical staff from Vibrant Health Family Clinics will perform the examinations from 6-8pm. Limited space is available so reservations must be made in advance.

“Farmers or people who enjoy fishing may have years and years of unprotected sun exposure, for example,” said Dr. Gregory Goblirsch. “I would encourage them, as well as anyone who has used a tanning bed, to schedule a free screening to check out any spots they may be concerned about. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. but it is also generally highly treatable if caught early.”

According to the national Skin Cancer Foundation, nearly 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. The Foundation recommends people see their physician annually for a professional skin exam.

Events details: Monday, Nov. 10, 6-8pm, Classrooms at River Falls Area Hospital, 1629 East Division Street, River Falls. Registration is required. Call 715-307-6060 for a free appointment.
This event was rescheduled to Monday, December 1, 6-8p.m. (due to weather)

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