Allina Health now scheduling FREE skin cancer screenings for Melanoma Monday

MINNEAPOLIS (April 17, 2023) — Allina Health is pleased to again offer free skin checks on Melanoma Monday which falls on the first Monday in May – May 1, 2023. 

Schedule a free screening by calling 612-262-6800. Walk-in appointments are not available. Be sure to mention ‘MELANOMA MONDAY’ and indicate which location you prefer to be seen. If you have not been seen at an Allina Health location before, you may be asked to provide some basic information to get scheduled. 

Allina Health Cancer Institute and Allina Health dermatology will be offering the skin cancer screenings at the following Allina Health locations: 

Allina Health Bandana Square
1021 Bandana Blvd E Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55108

Allina Health Bloomington Clinic
7920 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425-1207

Allina Health Cambridge Clinic
701 S. Dellwood Street
Cambridge, MN 55008

Allina Health Maple Grove
7840 Vinewood Ln N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Allina Health Fridley
500 Osborne Rd NE
Suite 150
Fridley, MN 55432

Allina Health Savage
6350 W 143rd St
Savage Medical Building, Suite 102
Savage, MN 55378

Allina Health Woodbury
8675 Valley Creek Rd
Woodbury, MN 55125

“Melanoma is often curable when found and treated early. Unfortunately, it can have serious consequences when it goes undetected,” said dermatologist Elizabeth Farhat, MD. “Screenings can save lives. Melanoma Monday is a wonderful opportunity to also raise awareness about skin cancer overall and the steps we can take to protect our skin and check for concerning changes.” 

Most skin cancer can be prevented by practicing sun-safe techniques, such as avoiding tanning beds, using sunscreen and wearing sun protective clothing. The ABCDE warning signs can help you find melanoma early:

A – Asymmetry. The mole or lesion is not symmetrical; part of it doesn’t look like the rest.
B – Border. The border of the mole of the lesion is irregular or jagged.
C – Color. The mole has variations in color (black, brown, gray or red) or the color has changed.
D – Diameter. The mole size is greater than 6 mm or the size of a pencil eraser.
E – Evolution. Any change in the mole, such as bleeding, growing, or tenderness.

Not all skin cancers look alike. The signs above are classic symptoms, and some skin cancers may appear different. If you notice any skin changes, particularly a growing, changing or bleeding spot, contact your provider.  

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