Summertime is coming, and with summer comes sunburns for many residents. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Taylorville Memorial Hospital will be providing free skin cancer screenings to the public on Wednesday, May 16.
Lora Polley is the Director of Ancillary Services at TMH. She says skin damage is cumulative, and residents should be wearing sunscreen any day they are outside.
Polley says if there are any concerning spots on a patient’s skin during these screenings, pictures will be sent to a dermatologist to determine if more exams need to be done.
Appointments are available from 9 to noon and 1 to 3 on May 16, but they will go fast. To set up an appointment, you can call 824-1696.