BayCare Clinic offers free skin screenings
Mon, Apr 5, 2021
Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic will hold a free skin screening event on Monday, May 3.
The event, from 2 to 5 p.m., is part of national Melanoma Monday Awareness efforts. It will be held at Aurora BayCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, 1160 Kepler Drive, Green Bay.
Nick Grimm, PA-C, a dermatology services provider, will perform the screenings. He’ll look for signs of skin health issues including conditions such as melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
“Being checked annually is of vital importance,” Grimm says. “I generally tell people to look for moles or spots that appear to be growing, bleeding or irritated. And when we’re talking about melanoma, we’re looking for very specific features, for example, a mole that changes in size, shape and color and has an irregular border.”
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 105,000 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021.
With early detection, melanoma has an estimated 99 percent five-year survival rate.
BayCare Clinic’s skin screenings do not take the place of an annual skin exam and are not intended for people who have previously been diagnosed with skin cancer.
Registration is required for the screenings and space is limited. Register online to reserve a spot. Space is limited.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.