Free screenings disclose suspected skin cancers



Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. Board Certified Dermatologist, James W. Young, D.O., FAOCD, conducted free skin cancer screenings on May 7. Approximately 40 patients, many of whom had never been examined before by a dermatologist, attended the screening.

Young volunteered his time to conduct free skin cancer screenings in support of the national program sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology and Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.

Of the 40 patients screened, many had suspicious lesions, which will necessitate follow-up; several of those could possibly be non-melanoma skin cancer, or melanoma skin cancer, the most serious form of skin cancer.

More than one million Americans will probably get skin cancer this year. However, if detected and treated early, this disease can often be cured. If we learn the early warning signs of skin cancer and conduct self-examinations, we can put a stop to this ever-growing disease.

Young has been in practice at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. since June 1998. Please call (605) 665-1722 for an appointment at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.

For appointments at his dermatology outreach clinic in Freeman call (605) 925-4219 and in Vermillion call (605) 624-8643

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