"Save your skin and save yourself." That's the message for this year's Norman Regional Health System's free skin cancer screening day.

From 9 to 11 a.m. today community members can get free skin cancer screenings at Norman Regional Hospital's Cancer Management Center, located through the southeast entrance of the hospital. It is a first come, first served event. No appointments will be taken so people are encouraged to come early to ensure a screening. The event is for people of all ages.

The screenings will be conducted by local dermatologists Dr. David Duncan, Dr. Thomas Urice, Dr. Paul Gillum and Dr. Joel Howard.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society said the five year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 99 percent.

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