5th Annual Skin Screening at the Legislature Raises Awareness

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Pictured here: four of the five physicians who took part in the skin cancer screening event: (l-r) Rebekah Oyler, MD – Raleigh; Russell Kilpatrick, MD – Greenville; Richard Henderson, MD – Burlington; Charles Phillips, MD – Greenville. Not pictured: Lisa Christman, MD – Raleigh.

For the fifth year, North Carolina Dermatology Association (NCDA) members from throughout the state volunteered their time today to do free skin screenings at the NC General Assembly. Over the six hours of the event, 89 people were screened on Wednesday, June 1 from 9 am to 3 pm.

The dermatologists performed full- or partial-body skin screens for legislators, their staff members and others visiting the Legislative Building.

This popular and important event is part of the NCDA’s ongoing advocacy initiatives, and also is meant to raise awareness by sharing handouts and information on skin cancer, on how to find a dermatologist and teaching skin self-examinations.

The NCDA was instrumental in achieving passage of a new law last year prohibiting minors’ access to commercial tanning beds in North Carolina.

 
 

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