Jul 26, 2016 1:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Cancer education and outreach is part of mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). That’s the purpose behind the annual Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, a free full-body exam performed by experienced physicians that is available to the public.

The first clinic took place in 2000. Organizers expected 100 people, but more than 800 arrived. The clinic originally ran on a walk-in basis, but today appointments are scheduled to ensure the clinic is well-staffed for the hundreds of people who participate each year.

It’s a true community event, organized by the University of Utah Department of Dermatology and held at HCI. Medical students, nurses, dermatologists, and other medical groups across the valley all work together for the common good.

Skin Cancer Screening Stats

  • 216: number of people screend for skin cancer at the 2016 skin cancer screening; many were referred for follow-up care or biopsy
  • 17: number of years the free screening has taken place
  • 7,050: total number of patients seen since the year 2000

As of 2016, a total of 7,050 people were screened through the free clinic and referred for biopsy or follow-up care as needed. It’s an invaluable service to the community, particularly for the underinsured or uninsured.

HCI will host a free skin cancer screening at the Be Well Utah HCI Community Open House on August 25, 2016.

Screenings are limited and by appointment only. To schedule, call 1-888-424-2100 starting August 1, 2016.

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