Skin cancer screening unit to visit Port Lincoln in June

CHECK: Port Lincoln Lions Club president Gavin Roberts puts up a poster promoting the Lions Skin Cancer Screening Unit which comes to Port Lincoln in June.

CHECK: Port Lincoln Lions Club president Gavin Roberts puts up a poster promoting the Lions Skin Cancer Screening Unit which comes to Port Lincoln in June.

FREE skin cancer screenings will be offered in Port Lincoln later this year when the Lions Skin Cancer Screening Unit comes to town on June 15 and 16. 

The screening unit will be parked at the North Shields Lions Hostel where more than 200 people are expected to be screened across the two day period. 

Port Lincoln Lions Club president Gavin Roberts said the visit in June, which the club was sponsoring, would be the first time the unit came to Port Lincoln.

Mr Roberts said in recent months the club had realised how important the skin cancer screening unit was after a fellow member died from melanoma. 

“It is anywhere and it can really strike anyone, it doesn’t matter what age so it (the screening unit) is something people should take advantage of,” he said. 

He said bookings for the unit’s visit would open on May 25 and were essential. 

Mr Roberts said those who did register would be moved through the three roomed unit at 10 minute intervals from 9am to 4pm both days. 

He said the screenings, by professional demographers, did not offer a diagnosis or prognosis but did inform people if they had a suspect spot on their skin and whether they needed to follow up with a doctor. 

To make a booking phone Gavin Roberts on 0428 831 339 from May 25 between 10am and 3pm. 

The screening unit will also visit Cleve on June 17 and 18 and Wudinna on June 19. 

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