Livingston County Health Center will be the site of a free skin cancer screening clinic this Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. until noon, and possibly afternoon if there is an overwhelming response. Tayler Marcolla, RN, BSN will be performing skin cancer screenings at no charge.

Marcolla is a doctorate of nursing practice student at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, currently in her third year. One of her areas of interests is dermatology, the study of skin. She has planned this clinic as a special project on the road to becoming a nurse practitioner.

The clinic will be conducted on a walk-in basis and include a mole examination as well as provide a 5-year melanoma risk assessment. All screening is done in a private area.

"It's important to remember that skin cancer can happen at any age, it doesn't just affect seniors after years of damage," Marcolla said. "Skin cancers like melanoma are deadly, and need to be treated sooner rather than later. If you have never been checked for skin cancer, or have some spots, moles or other areas on your skin that concern you, come to this free clinic."

For more information, call the health center at 646-5506.