Noticed a new growth or discoloration on your skin? Be checked by a health care professional free of charge at the upcoming Mary Hendrickson-Johnson Skin Cancer Screening. The Mary Hendrickson-Johnson Skin Screening event will be held in Sturgeon Bay on May 5, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC), 323 South 18th Ave. The screening is free, but space is limited. Register and take the risk assessment at maryhendricksonjohnson.org or call 920.433.8488.
Skin cancer risks are based on many factors including family history, biological characteristics such as hair color, eye color, skin type, age, ethnicity and gender. Risks are also based on behavioral characteristics such as the area in which you live, level of sun exposure, number of severe sunburns, amount of skin protection used, and use of tanning beds.
The good news is that if detected early, skin cancer has a very high cure rate—basal and squamous cell cancers have a nearly 100 percent cure rate. Melanoma has a 91 percent five-year survival rate.
The MHJ Foundation supports the skin cancer screening program with the Green Bay chapter of the American Cancer Society and the HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center. To register, visit maryhendricksonjohnson.org.