Degen Berglund has been serving the La Crosse community as an independent pharmacy in the Village Shopping Center for more than 50 years. We’ve recently relocated next to the Festival Foods allowing our customers to stop by when shopping at Festival. This new location is leaner and fresher.
Degen Berglund is your source for:
· Prescription Drugs - Click on link below for EXPRESS REFILLS
o Helpful pharmacists to answer your questions and discuss your medications
o FREE home delivery
o Medicine-on-Time® packaging to take the confusion out of taking medicine
o Drive-thru service
· Flu, shingles, hepatitis B, tetanus, & pertussis vaccines
· Over-the-counter medications and vitamins
· Home medical equipment and supplies including lift chairs, oxygen, walkers, bath aids, bandages, compression stockings and more
· Infusion therapy
· Health and wellness products
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
See Below for information on Free Skin Cancer Screening later this month!!!
The two main types of skin cancer are melanoma and non-melanoma. Non-melanoma cancer is most common on the areas of your skin more commonly exposed to the sun. Melanoma can appear anywhere on the skin even on hard to see areas and it often resembles a mole. It is common for melanoma skin cancer to run in families. The more exposure you have to the sun or tanning beds the greater your overall risk of developing skin cancer.
Symptoms of non-melanoma skin cancer are the following abnormal areas of skin:
· Red and swollen
· Looking like an open sore
· Thick or crusty
Symptoms of melanoma skin cancer are easy to remember with the ABCDE acronym:
A: Asymmetry- one half looks different than other half
B: Border- jagged or uneven edges
C: Color- different colors/shades
D: Diameter: larger than the eraser end of a pencil
E: Evolution: color or shape changes over time
Treatment for skin cancer:
· Surgery to remove the cancer. Very commonly used for melanoma type skin cancer.
· Immunotherapy- works with your body’s immune system to fight cancer growth.
· Targeted therapy- works for certain types of skin cancer to block specific proteins or molecules.
· Radiation to kill cancer cells.
· Chemotherapy: topical or oral medication to kill cancer cells.
· Stay out of the sun, especially in the middle of the day (between 10am and 4pm).
· Use broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply often.
· Wear wide brimmed hat, long sleeves, and long pants.
· Do not use tanning beds.
1) UpToDate Patient information: Skin cancer (non-melanoma) The Basics ©2013
2) UpToDate Patient information: Melanoma skin cancer (The Basics) ©2013
Village D&B- Tuesday, May 21, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Onalaska D&B- Friday, May 24, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
12min appointment windows; call 775-8584 to schedule an appointment for either day
Spots fill up fast. Call today!!