skin cancer

Benefit helps support woman in cancer fight

Funds will be boosted by Lend A Hand Up.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A taco bar benefit is helping raise funds for a woman diagnosed with melanoma. Family and friends of Carissa Sjolie are hosting the walking taco bar, silent auction and raffle after Sjolie’s diagnosis showed the cancer had spread to her liver, lungs, spleen and brain. The benefit is being held until 10 o’clock tonight at…

Importance of protecting skin from the sun

Importance of Wearing Sunblock

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –Essentia Health is helping bring awareness to the effects sun damage can have on the skin. As July is UV Safety Awareness Month, medical professionals are stressing the importance of wearing sunblock as well as sun protecting clothing on a daily basis. Medical staff say an ounce of sunscreen is sufficient enough for the whole body, but…

Sanford Health to offer free skin cancer screenings

Health officials will be looking for signs of melanoma as part of Melanoma Monday.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Free skin cancer screenings are being offered at Sanford Dermatology & Laser Clinic in Fargo on Monday May 3. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Health officials will be looking for signs of melanoma as part of Melanoma Monday. The free event will be from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. by appointment only. “Being aware of it…

Avoid Sunburns and Risk of Cancer While Enjoying the Sunshine

Sunscreen in essential when heading outdoors

Before you head out to enjoy the warm summer days, make sure you’re not harming your skin. Lots of things are good in moderation. Sunshine is one of them. “In Texas we have a lot of heat, pretty much year round, so I don’t go outside with anything less than a SPF 50 on, coat myself,” Don Buehrer, who’s visiting…

Catalyst Medical Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

They say they've had many success stories from early detection

FARGO, N.D. — Staff with Catalyst Medical Center in spent the evening offering free skin cancer screenings. The center recommends that people bring their whole family to get checked. They’ve been offering free screenings twice a year for three years, and say they’ve had many success stories from people getting detected early. If they do find any suspicious areas on your…

Health Matters: Knowing What Melanoma Looks Like

Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers

HEALTH MATTERS–May is melanoma awareness month. It’s the deadliest of skin cancers. School is almost out, which means there’s more time to be out in the sun and more dangers for your skin. But summer isn’t the only time to be concerned. Doctors recommend protecting yourself from the sun whenever you’re outside. “Most of the melanoma is from ultraviolet radiation exposure,”…