Public invited to free skin cancer screening event

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Updated: 5/03/2013 8:56 am
Information from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech Physicians-Dermatology and UMC Southwest Cancer Center will host a free skin cancer screening on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Southwest Cancer and Research Center, 602 Indiana Ave.

According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. About 1 million Americans develop skin cancer each year.

Texas Tech Physicians dermatologists will discuss symptoms to look for like 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.

No appointments are needed. For more information, call Kathleen McPherson at (806) 743-2463 ext. 229.
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