Free skin cancer screenings at Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

It’s estimated that 10,000 people this year alone will die from malignant melanoma.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology is preparing for its annual free skin cancer screening in hopes to catch any abnormalities early.

“90% of the skin cancers are curable when we do early diagnosis,” Dr. Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, with Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology, said.

Pichardo says dermatologists have discovered cases of malignant melanoma at the screening event.

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

The two other common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology will provide free screenings on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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