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Centegra to offer free skin cancer screenings

McHENRY – Centegra Health System will offer free skin cancer screenings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 23 at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive in McHenry.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, a diagnosis for more than 2 million people annually. Although yearly total-body checkups are recommended, everyone should inspect their skin once a month and note changes in texture, color and size of spots or moles.

During the screening, Dr. William Dam, an independent board-certified internist specializing in dermatology who is on staff at Centegra Health System, will provide a thorough skin exam to detect any skin cancers or precancerous lesions. Although this screening does not take the place of an annual exam by a personal physician, it is a valuable tool for recognizing conditions that could become serious.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 877-236-8347.

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