CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center has scheduled a skin cancer screening event on the Isle of Palms.
The center's Mobile Health Unit will come to the Isle of Palms Front Beach parking area on July 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The screenings are free to the public and no appointment is required.
Doctors say every time your skin tans or burns, its cells are damaged, which makes your skin more vulnerable to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to MUSC's website, doctors attribute 86 percent of melanomas to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
The monthly average UV index, which measures the intensity of the sun's rays, is highest in July, the site states.
Anyone wishing to take part in the screening may complete a screening form in advance by clicking this link: https://mobilehealth.hcc.musc.edu
For more information, contact (843) 792-0878.