NCS HOPE Foundation raises skin cancer awareness by providing free screenings

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – One affliction many don’t think of as life-threatening can actually prove fatal if left untreated.

Skin cancer is more than just an unsightly spot on the body.

There was a full house early Saturday morning at Think Whole Person Healthcare near 72nd and Center – all there for a free, full-body skin cancer screening.

“It’s one of those diagnoses that, like you mentioned, we don’t take seriously. We see a spot and think it’s nothing but skin cancer is very treatable if it is caught early, so that’s our goal here today is to have people come in and do those preventative measures to keep everybody healthy.”

Kelly Horn of the Nebraska Cancer Foundation
The free examinations took only five to seven minutes. If you find any spots on your body, it is recommended that you see a dermatologist immediately just to be sure.

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