The Pomperaug District Department of Health will sponsor a Skin Cancer Screening on Wednesday, May 16th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Health District office, which is located at 800 Main Street South in Southbury. This program is offered at no cost and is meant for adults who are currently not under the care of a dermatologist. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Pomperaug Health District at 264-9616, ext. 0.
The screening, which usually takes about 15-20 minutes, consists of a full body exam, where participants are checked for specific lesions, such as skin cancer, pre-cancerous moles, or abnormal lesions. Board Certified Dermatologists will conduct the screening evaluation. Doctor Jeffrey N. Alter and Doctor Graeme Lipper are donating their services for this effort. If a suspicious lesion is found, participants are given a written report and referred to his or her physician for follow-up. The doctors will not be checking for other dermatological problems, such as acne or rashes, during the screening.