Eighteen physicians from the University of Utah's dermatology department are screening up to 300 Salt Lake City firefighters this week for skin cancer.
The screenings began Tuesday at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building at 475 S. 300 E. Utah is No. 1 in the nation for the occurrence of melanoma due to its elevation, the ethnic background of much of the population and the time spent outdoors. And firefighters can have up to an 80 percent increased risk compared to the general population, the U. said.
Each firefighter will receive informational materials, a supply of sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.