Published on May 04, 2022

Nash UNC Health Care to Host Annual Skin Cancer Screening May 17 and 18

UNC Cancer Care at Nash is hosting its annual free skin cancer screening event on May 17 and 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night in the Danny Talbot Cancer Center on Nash UNC Health Care’s campus.

The purpose of the event is to provide the community with healthy skin care practices, helpful tools, and to answer questions about skin health.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and worldwide and May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month.

“During the summer months, individuals are most vulnerable to skin damage from the sun and other factors that can lead to developing skin cancer,” said Sterling Grimes, Executive Director of Cancer Care and Imaging Services at Nash UNC. “We decided what better month to host the skin cancer screening to provide answers and resources to the community on how they can better improve skin health and help protect themselves from skin cancer.”

The UNC Cancer Care at Nash team has partnered with Sandri Johnson, FNP-BC of Mid-Town Dermatology to perform the screening and answer questions that individuals may have about their skin health.

“We are able to provide a total of 50 people (25 per day) five minute appointments with Johnson,” said Grimes.

The screening with Johnson will allow attendees to ask questions and develop a relationship with a dermatologist, an important part of skin health and cancer awareness.

For more information about the event, or to register, visit Appointments are required to receive a screening.