(Press release)

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with Prevea to increase awareness in the community.

The public is invited to get examined for skin cancer for free from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at the Prevea Luxemburg Health Center, 101 School Creek Trail, Luxemburg.

Medical professionals will be offering spot checks, discussing the signs of skin cancer and sharing advice on how to protect your skin.

“The single best way to protect yourself is to use sunscreen any time that you’re outdoors,” says Cindy Kinnard, RN, director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “The sun is out year-round, so we need UV protection in spring, summer, fall and winter, too.”

The skin cancer screening is open to all age groups. To register and schedule an appointment, call the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at 920-388-7160.