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Pioneer Memorial Hospital Announces Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Feb 04, 2019 10:45AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services will offer free skin cancer screenings at clinic locations in Viborg, Centerville, and Parker.  The screenings are provided in an effort to detect skin cancer at the earliest stages. While anyone can develop skin cancer, those who are fair skinned and have high exposure to the sun are most at risk.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.  In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. each year than all other cancers combined.  The American Cancer Society recommends having a screening every three years for anyone between 20-39 years of age and annually for those over 40.  These are general recommendations and your medical provider may have individualized recommendations for you. 1 in 5 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is vital, as advanced melanoma spreads to the lymph nodes and internal organs it can result in death.

If you have a suspicious growth or change in size, color, or asymmetry of a spot on your skin, call to register for your FREE appointment today. The free screenings are open for anyone in the community who calls to make an appointment.  

The screenings will be held on the following dates and times at these locations.

Tuesday, February 12th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Centerville Medical Clinic located at 512 Broadway St, Centerville, SD 57014.  Call 605-563-2411 for an appointment.

Thursday, February 14th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Parker Medical Clinic located at 100 E Sanborn St, Parker, SD 57053.  Call 605-297-3888 for an appointment.

Monday, February 25th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Viborg Medical Clinic located at 103 W Pioneer Ave, Viborg, SD 57070.  Call 605-326-5201 for an appointment.