1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer, making it the most common cancer in the United States.

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer, making it the most common cancer in the United States.

“If you live in Hampton Roads it is important that you know about melanoma,” says Dr. Abby Van Voorhees, Professor and Chair of EVMS Dermatology. “This cancer occurs here more frequently than in other parts of the country.” 

Fortunately, it’s also one of the most preventable forms of the disease. With early detection and proper treatment, most skin cancers are also curable.

During the month of May, EVMS Dermatology is holding two free skin cancer screenings.

 

Norfolk

May 1, 4 – 7 p.m.

EVMS

Andrews Hall

721 Fairfax Ave.

Suite 200

757.446.6114

 

Virginia Beach

May 11, 5 - 7 p.m.

Princess Anne

1950 Glen Mitchell Dr.

Suite 208

1.800.SENTARA

 

Patients can call to make an appointment or walk-in. Screenings usually take about 15 minutes.