Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings

The Pomperaug Health District holds annual Skin Cancer Screenings, usually in May or June. Local dermatologists donate their services to screen participants for signs of skin cancer. Early detection is critical is the successful treatment of skin cancer. The screening is open to persons who are not under the care of a dermatologist.
This program is offered at no cost and is meant for adults who are currently not under the care of a dermatologist. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Pomperaug Health District. The screening consists of a full body exam, where participants are checked for specific lesions, such as skin cancer, pre-cancerous moles, or abnormal lesions. Local Board Certified Dermatologists will conduct the screening evaluation. If a suspicious lesion is found, participants are given a written report and referred to his or her physician for follow-up. The doctors will not be checking for other dermatological problems, such as acne or rashes, during the screening.

The 2017 Skin Cancer Screening will be on Wednesday, May 17 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Dr Jeffrey Alter and Dr. Graeme Lipper will be donating their services for the screening.