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Free Cancer Screening

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BILLINGS - Yellowstone Dermatology Center screened patients for skin cancer for free on Friday. Treatment and biopsies were not offered, but people could have spots and moles examined.

The American Academy of Dermatology says more than two million people are diagnosed with Skin Cancer every year. Dermatologist Roberta Hawk says free screenings can help raise awareness and potentially save lives.

"The skin is the largest organ in the body," she said. "And a lot of it, or most of it, is exposed every day of our lives. And our skin is kind of like a taxi meter, it never goes backward. So every single drop of sun you get, that taxi meter goes back a little."

Dr. Hawk says Skin Cancer is an epidemic, and wearing sunscreen is not always enough. She suggests wearing hats and long sleeves when possible.
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