How to get a free skin cancer screening in the Dayton area

Dayton-area dermatologists are taking appointments for free skin cancer screenings May 7-11.

“There is a high chance of cure when melanoma is found in its early stages,” stated Dr. Julian Trevino, chair of the Department of Dermatology in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, who has been organizing the free skin cancer screening event for more than 20 years. “Warning signs of melanoma include changes in size, shape or color of a mole.”

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Trevino, an adult and pediatric dermatologist with Wright State Physicians, recommends people check their skin at least once a month. They should check any moles, blemishes or birthmarks from the top of the head to the toes. If they find anything concerning, they should make an appointment with a dermatologist.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1-866-608-3463.

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Skin cancer screening dates and locations

May 7

9 a.m. – noon

Samaritan Sleep Center

80 East Woodbury Dr., Dayton

2 – 4 p.m.

Coffman Family YMCA

90 Remick Blvd., Springboro

Tuesday, May 8

9 a.m. – noon

Miami Valley Hospital South

2300 Miami Valley Dr., Ste. 470, Centerville

May 9

8 a.m. – noon

Atrium Medical Center

Second Floor, Pain Center

1 Medical Center Drive, Middletown

1 – 4:30 p.m.

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Healthy Way Clinic

741 Valley St., Dayton

May 10

9 a.m. – noon

1 – 4 p.m.

Upper Valley Medical Center

Cancer Care Center

3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy

May 11

9 a.m. – noon

1 – 4 p.m.

Wright State Physicians Health Center

725 University Blvd., Fairborn

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