Cancer screening promotes skin care

With a warm summer predicted for  B.C., Nanaimo residents are invited to have a skin cancer screening and participate in various sun safety activities such as photo-aging skin exams at Beban Park May 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the event aims to get people thinking about sun safety, particularly for children.

“Good sun protection habits in childhood can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer later on in life,” said Dr. Gabriele Weichert, a Nanaimo dermatologist and CDA spokeswoman.

People worried about spots or moles on their skin, or those who have had a lot of sun exposure, are encouraged to come for a screening. There is limited space availability.

For those interested in seeing the invisible signs of photo-aging, there is a skin scope available.

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