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Skin Cancer Screenings

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Free Monthly Skin Cancer Screenings

Provided by Alton Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team

Date:
Fourth Tuesday of every month, starting January 25, 2022.

Dates for 2022:
January 25 June 28
February 22 July 26
March 22 August 23
April 26 September 27
May 24 October 25

Time:
4 to 6 p.m., by appointment only

Location:
Alton Memorial Hospital Campus
Medical Office Building A
Suite 101

To Schedule:
Call 800.392.0936 or click here to schedule

Details:
Skin cancer screening appointments are available for adults age 18 and over, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. During screenings in a private exam room, exposed skin areas will be examined by Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Because of physical distancing, a limited amount of people will be allowed inside the office at one time. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment and do not bring another person with you unless it’s necessary.

Why Skin Cancer Screening is Important
Being proactive is the one step to early detection. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and does not discriminate. People with fair skin, light-colored hair, green or blue eyes, and people who freckle easily are at the most significant risk. Excessive sun exposure, blistering burns before the age of 18, and a family history of melanoma are also risk factors. Most skin cancers appear after age 50, but more young adults and even teenagers are now being diagnosed. Skin cancer can occur anywhere, but it is most common in skin that has been exposed to sunlight.

For more information about how you can determine your risk for skin cancer, take our online risk assessment. Risk assessments for 11 other cancers and 6 chronic diseases are also available, along with personalized tips on prevention.

For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​about​ ​cancer​ ​care​ ​at​ ​Alton​ ​Memorial​ ​Hospital​ ​or​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​with​ ​an oncology​ ​specialist,​ ​call​ ​618.433.7979 for Radiation Oncology or 618.463.7323 for Medical/Chemo/Infusion services,​ ​or​ ​email​ ​us​


Find a Doctor

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 618.463.7220 or 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002


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