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This Saturday, the Department of Dermatology and the University's Abramson Cancer Center will conduct free skin screenings to determine the chance of developing skin cancer.

From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., dermatology specialists will see patients by appointment only at the Department of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In a press release from the Department, Christopher Miller, an assistant professor of Dermatology and the director of Dermatologic Surgery at Penn, said "Prevention and early detection are keys to protect yourself from skin cancer.

"It's so vital that protection from the sun start in early childhood to prevent skin cancer later in life."

According to the Department, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., where it is estimated that 70 percent of people do not wear sunscreen. The most important factor in the development of the disease is ultraviolet rays from the sun.

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