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NFMC Offering More Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/31/2017

The National Farm Medicine Center is once again offering free skin cancer screenings at various trade shows and farm meetings this year. The next screening will take place at the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Grower Education Conference on February 7 in Stevens Point. Experts say that the earlier skin cancer is detected, the more successfully it can be treated.

Screening at the meeting will be conducted by physicians from the Marshfield Clinic Dermatology Department. The process takes between 10-15 minutes, which includes a review of your medical history and an examination. If the doctor sees anything suspicious you will be encouraged to follow up with your personal physician or dermatologist.

In the past year, the Farm Center has worked with Marshfield Clinic Dermatology to screen nearly 200 people for skin cancers resulting in the presumptive diagnosis of 11 potentially deadly skin cancer melanomas, and other cancers. The screenings are made possible by philanthropic support from the Auction of Champions Fund a Need program.

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