From too much sun to abnormal moles, skin cancer can be deadly. Augusta Health is taking it seriously.
Tuesday night, the cancer program at Augusta Health provided its sixth year of free skin cancer screenings. More than 100 were examined with 35 advised to get biopsies. Another 25 were encouraged to follow up.
Dermatologists say the free screening encourage people to get checked out.
"This makes it easy and less threatening for them to come in and have us take a look," said Dr. Kristen Savola with Augusta Health. "I have to tell you that even this evening I've already diagnosed two melanomas in patients that had no idea that they even had these moles."
Dermatologists advise people to pay attention to any mole that has an irregular shape, has changed in color, or grown rapidly.