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CAPE MAY - Cape May County Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson invites the public to Choose Your Cover at Cape May Convention Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 20, 2019.

According to a release, the free skin cancer screening is coordinated by Cape May County Department of Health in partnership with Schweiger Dermatology and Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health. The event is first come, first served. 

“According to the Skin Cancer Foundation an estimated 192,310 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019. When skin cancer is detected early it increases one’s chance of survival to 99% (Skin Cancer Foundation, 2018),” stated Kevin Thomas, health officer. 

According to American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

The best way to prevent skin cancer are as follows:

  • Protect your skin by using sunblock, seeking shade, and wearing protective clothing.
  • Individuals should not use tanning beds, or any source that uses artificial UV radiation.
  • Getting annual screenings. 

Skin cancer warning signs include changes in mole, or other skin lesion, size, color, and/or shape.

The public is encouraged to get screened for free at Cape May Convention Hall, July 20.

For more information, call (609) 463-6521 or visit www.cmchealth.net