Skin Cancer Screening is offered at no cost and is meant for adults who are currently not under the care of a dermatologist. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Pomperaug Health District at 264-9616, ext. 0.
The screening, which usually takes about 15-20 minutes, consists of a full body exam, where participants are checked for specific lesions, such as skin cancer, pre-cancerous moles, or abnormal lesions. Board Certified Dermatologists will conduct the screening evaluation. Doctor Jeffrey N. Alter and Doctor Graeme Lipper are donating their services for this effort. If a suspicious lesion is found, participants are given a written report and referred to his or her physician for follow-up. The doctors will not be checking for other dermatological problems, such as acne or rashes, during the screening.