Texas Tech Physicians — Dermatology and UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center will host a free skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 5th. The screening will be held at the Southwest Cancer and Research Center, 602 Indiana Ave., from 8:00am to 1:30pm.
According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in this country. About one-million Americans develop skin cancer each year.
Texas Tech Physicians dermatologists will discuss symptoms to look for such as a new mole that looks different from other moles; new red or darker color flaky patch that may be a little raised; new flesh-colored firm bump; change in the size, shape, color or feel of a mole; or a sore that does not heal.
Skin examinations and referrals for subsequent treatment also will be provided. This community service is offered to coincide with National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
For more information, call Kathleen McPherson at (806) 743-2463 ext. 229.