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Camera Shows Sun Damage at St. Mary's

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - With just one click, you can see any sun damage hiding under your skin and learn more about how to protect it.

St. Mary's Cancer Center recently received a grant for a $5,000 UV camera. The camera has photographed 600 people in the Grand Valley for free. It does not detect skin cancer, but shows the sun damage we may have.

According to St. Mary's, 80% of sun damage happens in our childhood. Just sitting down for a quick picture can change some sunscreen habits.

If you would like to take a picture with the UV Camera, call (970)298-7500 to schedule a free appointment. You have two different times to do it: August 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, August 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The camera will be at St. Mary's Advanced Medicine Pavilion, located at 750 Wellington on the Patterson side of the building.

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