Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, June 2

May 9, 2012

You don’t have to be a sun lover to be at risk for skin cancer; you just have to live in Arizona. Free skin cancer screenings Saturday, June 2

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 and Coconino County has the highest incidence of skin cancers in the state.

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

On Saturday, June 2, free skin cancer screenings are available to those individuals who are unable to afford a thorough screening or those who are underinsured. The screenings are from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the CCNAH – Flagstaff Campus, 1200 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff Medical Center. 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. - 12:30 p.m.

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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 928 774-5074 or visit

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.