MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Skin cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. With summer just around the corner, the best way to lower the risk of skin cancer is to practice good sun safety and have your skin examined on a regular basis.  

The WVU Cancer Institute University Healthcare Regional Cancer Center and Erik Hurst, M.D., local dermatologist, will be offering free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, May 6. The screenings will be held in The Wellness Center massage room, located in the Dorothy McCormack Center.  

Pre-registration for this program is required, and the screening is limited to the first 40 callers. To register or for more information, call The Wellness Center at 304-264-1232.

This free skin cancer screening service is being offered as a community service of the WVU Cancer Institute University Healthcare Regional Cancer Center, which is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President for Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223