Skin Cancer

Applying Sunscreen to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, which is the abnormal growth of skin cells, most often occurs on the parts of your body that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis. Though it can develop on any part of your body.

You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, using sunscreen and wearing a hat and other protective clothing when outdoors. Check your skin regularly for suspicious changes and notify your doctor with any questions.

At Beacon Health System, our experts will help you maintain the health of your skin with prevention measures, screenings, diagnoses and treatment options.

Elkhart General Hospital Regional Cancer Center


600 East Boulevard
Elkhart IN, 46514

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Inpatient Unit open 24 hours.

Memorial Hospital main entrance

Memorial Regional Cancer Center


615 N. Michigan Street
South Bend IN, 46601

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed