Virginia Beach, Virginia –TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology will host a free skin cancer spot check event on Friday, August 25 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at their Virginia Beach office located at Virginia Beach Town Center. This event is open to the public, patients, and TPMG employees.
“Early detection of skin cancer saves lives. Although Melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer, is highly treatable, if detected early,” said board certified dermatologist, Valarie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD of TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. In the U.S., more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day and more than two people die from the skin cancer every hour. Fortunately, with early detection, skin cancers like melanoma are often survivable.
Unlike many other forms of cancer, skin cancer can be detected on the surface of the skin. A skin check is a non-invasive, painless physical exam in which a trained professional will examine areas of concern on your skin and determine whether or not they may need follow-up. Because not all skin cancers look alike, it often takes a trained eye to make a determination.
If you have a new spot, or any changes in spots such as itching, size, or bleeding, you should see a board certified dermatologist for evaluation. The American Academy of Dermatologist recommends adults be their own health advocate by regularly conducting skin self-exams and seeking care from a board certified dermatologists for concerning skin spots. Three board certified dermatologists will perform skin checks during the event. Participants will also be offered free product samples from La Roche-Posay and CeraVe.
To RSVP for this free event, visit: https://forms.gle/pWKzrPZocJCdpRgY9’
TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology
4421 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Suite 106 A
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Valarie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD