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NFMC Offering More Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/19/2015

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 State Cranberry Growers Association Winter Conference, scheduled for January 21 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point.

Experts say that the earlier skin cancer is detected, the more successfully it can be treated.

Screening at the cranberry 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.

During last summer's Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, nearly one-third of the 615 individuals who had a skin cancer screening exam were advised to seek additional follow-up because a suspicious spot was found.

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