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HealthWise at Five-Free Skin Cancer Screening

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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.

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