Skin Cancer

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 three free skin cancer screenings. Registration is required.


Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. – noon

Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul

155 Kingsley Lane 



Tuesday, May 7, 4 – 7 p.m.


Andrews Hall

721 Fairfax Ave.

Suite 200



Virginia Beach

Tuesday, May 21, 4 - 7 p.m.

Princess Anne

1950 Glen Mitchell Dr.

Suite 208


Patients can call to make an appointment. Screenings usually take about 15 minutes.