Published: Apr 12, 2013 11:21 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery will be offering free skin cancer screenings at each of their six Southwest Florida locations in May. Skin cancer screenings are for new patients only and require an appointment.

On Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Riverchase Dermatology offices in Cape Coral and Downtown Naples will host free screenings.

On Friday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. patients can enjoy free screenings in Fort Myers.

On Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the offices in Marco Island, North Naples and North Port will offer screenings.

All offices require an appointment and no walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, patients must call 1-800-591-3376.

What Dermatologists Find During Screenings

There are three types of skin cancer that are usually found during a screening; squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that melanoma kills 8,790 people in the United States annually. Pre cancerous lesions and rashes are also common problems spotted by the health care providers.

About Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery was founded by Andrew T. Jaffe, MD. Dr. Jaffe’s vision is to provide the most advanced dermatologic services to Southwest Florida, offering a comprehensive approach that would include every available treatment option for skin cancer, general dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Riverchase is now the area’s largest and most comprehensive skin center.

The Riverchase team of professionals uses the very latest techniques and equipment to treat all types of skin disorders, skin cancer and cosmetic concerns in six Southwest Florida locations including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, North Naples, Downtown Naples, Marco Island and North Port.

For more information, call 1-800-591-DERM (3376), or visit their web site at: