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Gundersen's Wellness Fest Cancer Screening

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW) - A local doctor says it was the most productive one day screening for cancer.

It happened over the weekend at Gundersen Health System's Wellness Fest inside the La Crosse Center.

Of the 30 people screened for cancer, Dr. Stephen Webster says he found 4 pre-cancerous cells, 3 basal cell carcinomas which are slow-growing cancer cells, and one person had suspected melanoma which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

Dr. Webster says checking your skin is important, "if they're used to looking at their skin they should be able to say that is something new that's developed or that is a mole that's changing or it's sore, bleeding, or crusting or its obviously growing then they should come in."

He emphasizes that "people have to be conscious of their skin everywhere, in the winter time you put a coat on before you go outside. In the summer you need to protect yourself and your skin. Whether your in Wisconsin, Florida or Canada."

Wellness Fest is a part of Gundersen's Balance Your 7. 

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