Nebraska Cancer Specialists Hope Foundation is hosting a

Prevention

Seek shade. Avoid tanning bed. Use Sunscreen. Wear a hat.

Detect

Know the ABCDE’s of skin cancer. Take advantage of this FREE skin cancer screening!

Thrive

Knowledge is power. Screening results, suggested follow-up, or specialist referrals will be mailed.

 

Join Us October 16th 2021

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Think Whole Person Healthcare
7100 West Center Road

Coffee bar, goodies, and educational materials, too!

 

Schedule your appointment

or Call 531.444.1211

*Walk-ins Welcome

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Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. The greatest UV exposure comes from the sun, but indoor tanning beds and sun lamps also contribute.

  • Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply every 2 hours.
  • Seek shade when outdoors, especially between the hours of 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV rays
  • Protect your face by wearing a hat when outdoors
  • Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps
  • A is for Asymmetry
  • One half of the spot is unlike the other half
  • B is for Border irregularity
    The spot has an irregular, scalloped, or poorly defined border
  • C is for Color that varies
    The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red, or blue
  • D is for Diameter larger than 6 mm, about the size of a pencil eraser
    While melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters, when diagnosed, they can be smaller
  • E is for Evolving — change in size, shape or color
    The spot looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or color
Examine your body in a full-length mirror

Examine your body front and back in the mirror, then look at the right and left sides with your arms raised.

Look at your underarms, forearms, and palms

Bend elbows and look carefully at forearms, underarms, and palms.

Look at your legs, between toes, and soles of your feet

Look at the backs of your legs and feet, the spaces between your toes, and the soles of your feet.

Use a hand mirror to examine your neck and scalp

Examine the back of your neck and scalp with a hand mirror. Part hair for a closer look.

Use a hand mirror to check your back and buttocks

Finally, check your back and buttocks with a hand mirror.