On the 8th and 9th of February, West Beach Lions Club hosted the Lions Skin Cancer Screening unit at Henley Square.
The weather was kind over the two (2) days with Henley Beach having a lot of people visiting and enjoying the weather and beach area.
Over the two (2) days, the Screening Team worked hard and went above and beyond in seeing members of the public. Whilst we had nearly filled the roster with pre-booked appointments, the team also welcomed walk in requests over the two (2) days.
Number of suspect lesions: 71
Number of persons referred to GPs: 50 (22% of persons screened)
Total Screened: 223
Number Screened in the previous 6 months: 13
Number Screened between 6 and 12 months from last check: 32
More than 12 months previous: 59
Never screened previously: 117
The West Beach Lions Club appreciates the time and effort that went into the weekend by the Screening Team and would encourage the unit to visit along the metropolitan coastal areas during the summer period to not only provide this excellent service to the community, but also to promote the wonderful work Lions do.