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MU Health Care Dermatologists Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings At State Fair

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Health Care dermatologists will offer skin cancer screening services at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

Screening services will be located in the MO-Ag Theatre and are free and open to the public.

“Each year the Department of Dermatology at MU Health Care collaborates with the American Academy of Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screenings at the fair,” said Nick Golda, M.D., an MU Health Care dermatologist who specializes in Mohs surgery for treatment of skin cancer. “Our main goal with this event is to reach out to as many people as we can to screen for and educate them about skin cancer. There is no doubt that there are individuals alive today because they were screened in some way, so we know it works. In most cases, early detection is an important factor in surviving skin cancer.”

Participating dermatologists from MU Health Care include Golda, Dana Ward, M.D., and Jon Dyer, M.D. Participating chief dermatology resident physicians from MU Health Care include Kara Braudis, M.D., Whitney Hovenic, M.D., and Sonya Jagwani, M.D.

For more information about skin cancer or to make an appointment with a dermatologist at University Physicians, please call (573) 882-8578.

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