Mayo Clinic Health System to host free skin cancer screenings

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with 1 in 5 Americans developing it in their lifetime.

That’s according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

The AAD also says those who have an increased risk of skin cancer include people with fair-skinned, a large number of moles on the body, use tanning beds, or get lots of sun exposure.

A local event is trying to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

On Saturday, January 25th, Mayo Clinic Health System in Onalaska is hosting a FREE skin cancer screening clinic from 8 AM to noon.

Mayo is also offering free shuttle rides between the La Crosse Campus and Onalaska Clinic for those who need transportation.

Appointments are necessary.

To schedule one call 608-392-5844.

Skin Cancer is the most preventable cancer, which is why health experts from both Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health System highly recommend getting screened.

For more information about the free cancer screening clinic, click here.