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FREE Skin Cancer Screening at Buffalo Clinic
May 7 ? 5:00 to 7:30pm

Buffalo, Minnesota, April 26, 2013?Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. Early detection of skin cancer is critical to successful treatment. Attend this FREE screening and education session to learn more on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo Clinic. Call 763.684.3700 to schedule your skin cancer screening today. Screenings take less than five minutes and are open to men and women. An educational session will take place from 6:00 to 6:30pm with screening appointments scheduled before and after the session.

?Melanoma is almost always curable when found in its very early stages,? says Teresa Wrobbel, MD, family medicine physician at the Medical Skin Care Center of Buffalo Clinic. ?Although melanoma accounts for only a small percentage of skin cancer, it causes most skin cancer deaths. The most important warning sign for skin cancer is a new spot on the skin or a spot that is changing in size, shape or color.?

Use the ABCDE rule as a guide to the signs of melanoma and tell your doctor about spots that have any of the following:

  • A for Asymmetry: One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the other.
  • B for Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred.
  • C for Color: The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black.
  • D for Diameter: The spot is larger than 6 millimeters across (about ? inch or the size of a pencil eraser)
  • E for Evolving: The mole is changing in size, shape or color.

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Reduce your risk of melanoma by:

  • Staying out of the sun during the midday hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Wearing protective clothing like a hat with a brim to shade your ears and neck, a shirt with sleeves to cover your shoulders, and pants.
  • Using a sunscreen daily with an SPF of at least 40 that protects against both types of ultraviolet radiation in the sun's rays-UVA and UVB.
  • Avoid sunbathing and tanning salons. Studies suggest that your risk of skin cancer increases by 75 percent if you start using artificial tanning before you are 30 years old.

Staffed by a team of board-certified family medicine physicians as well as physician assistants with the latest training in dermatology and cosmetic services, the Medical Skin Care Center of Buffalo Clinic treats all of your skin care issues, both medically and cosmetically. Treatments include skin cancer, acne, mole removal, varicose veins and more. Whether removing wrinkles, sun damage, unsightly veins, age spots, or unwanted hair, the Medical Skin Care Center of Buffalo Clinic strives to help you achieve the look you want. For more information, visit MinnesotaSkin.com. To schedule an appointment, call 763.684.3700.
Skin Cancer Screening

Teresa Wrobbel, MD, Medical Skin Care Center of Buffalo Clinic, performs a skin cancer screening. Early detection of skin cancer is critical to successful treatment.

 

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