May 1 is National Melanoma Day Doctors to provide free skin cancer screening; open to the public in the Lowcountry

On Monday, May 1, from 5:30 – 7:30pm, Charleston dermatologists and certified dermatological providers are partnering to provide the public a free skin cancer screening. Organized by Dr. Todd Schlesinger, a Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermasurgeon and Cosmetic Dermatologist, the event takes place at the offices of Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston, at 2180 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, West Ashley (near Lowes). Registration for the event is required and may be made by phoning 843-556-8886 ext. 1101, visiting their website or

To raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma MondayⓇ. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one person dies of melanoma every hour (actually every 52 minutes). Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. This year there will be more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

Prevention starts with daily use of sunscreens, and protective clothing. It includes avoiding unprotected exposure to the sun and not using tanning beds. Learn to appreciate and care for your skin, the largest organ in the human body and the first line of defense against infection and disease.

About Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston:
Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston, offers a three-dimensional dermatological approach to caring for patients–combining medical, cosmetic and research dermatology with the latest medical technologies along with innovative but proven treatment options.
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