Free skin cancer screening by UF student group


Chomp Melanoma, a group composed of UF medical and undergraduate students, will host a free skin cancer screening open to the public at UF HealthStreet on Southwest Archer Road. UF Health dermatologists as well as other local practitioners will be on hand to perform skin cancer checks and to provide information about how people can perform self-checks at home.

The screening event is the first of the group’s efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of skin cancer through education and preventative measures.

The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Melanoma skin cancer, though it’s less common than other forms, is the most likely to grow and spread. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 96,000 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019.

WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday July 18
WHERE: UF HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville

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