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Melanoma Monday – May 1st

USF Health Dermatology Free Skin Cancer Screening

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – every hour. Yet when caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

USF Health Dermatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat common and rare skin disorders in patients of all ages. By connecting with our experts, you can rest assured that, if you develop anything suspicious, it is diagnosed and treated as early as possible, maximizing opportunities to cure and keep your skin as healthy as possible.

No appointment needed. Screenings are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Monday, May 1 / 5-7p.m.
Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare
13330 USF Laurel Drive, 6th floor
Tampa, FL  33612

Slip, Slap, Slop – Sun Safety Tips

USF Health expert Dr. Sharon Albers recommends using the slip, slap, slop method to maximize sun protection in the summer and all year long.

Slip on sun protective clothing and sunglasses. Tightly woven clothing blocks the sun’s rays and reflects heat helping you feel cool. Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect both eyes and eyelids from damaging ultraviolet rays.

Slap on a wide brim hat to protect face, scalp, ears and neck.

Slop on sunscreen/block. Apply a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher, 20-30 minutes before going outside. Reapply at least every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. If swimming or sweating apply it more often. There is no such thing as a “waterproof” sunscreen, look for water resistant.


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