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Free Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening – April 28

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime

The American Cancer Society, the Dallas and Fort Worth Dermatological Societies, four participating area medical centers, and the American Academy of Dermatology are offering DFW Metroplex residents an opportunity to have their suspicious skin spots checked during the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening.

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 4,020 new cases of melanoma in Texas in 2012. Incidence rates for melanoma, one of the deadliest types of skin cancer, have been increasing for at least 30 years. Melanoma is about 98% curable if caught in its earliest stages and treated. Most basal and squamous cell cancers can be cured, especially if the cancer is detected and treated early.

Skin Cancer Screening Information

What:
FREE Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening – dermatologist will be available to check moles and other spots for signs of cancer and to determine if further analysis is necessary.

When:
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8 am – noon
No appointment needed.
Children 18 years or younger must have a parent/guardian present.

Where:
Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Cancer Center, 1901 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving 75061

Medical City Dallas Hospital
7777 Forest Lane, Children’s Outpatient Surgery Area, 2nd Floor Children’s Tower
Dallas 75230

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
McRae Building, 810 W. Randol Mill Road
Arlington 76012

The Medical Center of Plano
3901 W. 15th Street,
Plano 75075

Contact:
For more information about this screening, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or online at dfwtalkscancer.org.

For more information on dermatology and skin cancer, contact the American Academy of Dermatology at 1-866-503-SKIN (7546) or online at www.aad.org.