Dermatologists at Wake Forest Baptist Health will offer free skin cancer screenings to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Medical Plaza at 4618 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem.

No insurance or appointment is needed to receive a screening, and parking is free.

“Skin cancer can affect people of all skin tones, even those with a darker complexion,” said Dr. Amy McMichael, chairwoman of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist.

“People with certain traits are more susceptible to developing skin cancer though. Those with fair skin, blue or green eyes, blonde or red hair and those with a personal or family history of skin cancer are at a heightened risk.”

According to the American Cancer Society, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year than all other cancers combined. Despite its prevalence, skin cancer also is the easiest cancer to cure, if diagnosed and treated early.

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