Protecting yourself from skin cancer could be as simple as wearing the right hat. More than 300 people showed up for free skin cancer screenings at the University of Virginia Saturday.
What was unique about this year's event is people could exchange baseball caps for hats that give more protection for ears, cheeks, and necks.
George Foresman, a participant in Saturday's screening said, "It is a relief because often I get into a very busy lifestyle and you wonder and worry, and you don't have the opportunity to make an appointment and someone has provided an ideal opportunity to slip in and slip out."
After the screenings, doctors would either clear patients or recommend follow-ups when necessary
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