Free skin cancer screening at TTU - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/09

Free skin cancer screening at TTU

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By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - According to the National Cancer Institute, about a million Americans develop skin cancer every year.  That is why the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is planning a skin cancer screening this weekend.  It is a great chance for you to get that "funny spot" looked at by a professional for free.  So what makes a spot on the skin look suspicious?  Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, MD, a TTUHSC dermatologist, said on HealthWise at Five today, "Any type of lesion, especially a pearly lesion, a crusted lesion, something's that bleeding or scaly, that's come - that should always get your attention."

You don't need a reservation for the skin cancer screening.  You can just stop by the Southwest Cancer Center at 602 Indiana (next to UMC) anytime between 8:30 and 1:30 on Saturday.  For more information, call 743-1842.

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