Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, May 31

May 5, 2014

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare and the Northern Arizona Dermatology Center have teamed up to offer free skin cancer screenings, education and skin cancer prevention tips for the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas.

The free screenings are Saturday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the cancer center located at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N. Beaver St. Services provided during the clinic include a full-body skin cancer screening, skin cancer education and additional information on sun safety. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows, between 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 928-774-5074

Early detection and being sun smart are the best protection against skin cancers. The majority of skin cancers can be successfully treated if caught and diagnosed early.

With the longer days of summer quickly upon us, more people will be in the sun soaking up potentially harmful UV rays. When people begin to venture outside more often and for longer periods of time, it is important to be sun smart and remember that skin cancer is a serious risk, especially in Arizona. Arizona has the second-highest incidence of skin cancers in the world.

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, located in Sedona and Flagstaff, are devoted to the comprehensive treatment and early diagnosis of cancer through advanced technology and individualized care. For more information, visit