The Livingston County Health Center is holding a free Skin Cancer Screening Friday morning.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Public Information Supervisor Ann Burchett:

Ann Burchett

They were approached by Taylor Marcolla, who is working to get her Nurse Practitioner’s Degree.  Marcolla has a special interest in dermatology, and will be conducting the examination.  She will examine any suspicious spots in private and give patients a five year Melanoma risk assessment.

The free clinic will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Health Center.  No appointments are required.

Press Release from the Livingston County Health Center

March 19th, 2013: Livingston County Health Center will be the site of a free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic this Friday, March 22nd from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., and possibly afternoon if there is an overwhelming response. Tayler Marcolla, RN, BSN will be performing skin cancer screenings at no charge.

Mrs. Marcolla is a Doctorate of Nursing Practice student at the University Of Missouri Sinclair School Of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, currently in her third year. One of her areas of interests is Dermatology, the study of skin. She has planned this clinic as a special project on the road to becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Friday’s clinic will be conducted on a walk-in basis and include a mole examination as well as provide a 5 year Melanoma risk assessment. All screening is done in a private area.

It’s important to remember that skin cancer can happen at any age, it doesn’t just affect seniors after years of damage. Skin cancers like melanoma are deadly, and need to be treated sooner rather than later. If you have never been checked for skin cancer, or have some spots, moles or other areas on your skin that concern you, come to this free clinic.

For more information about the Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, call the health center at 646-5506.