Protect Your Skin This Summer
Wearing sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher can protect your skin from harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer.
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.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the University Medical Center (UMC) Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center, 602 Indiana Ave., Texas Tech Physicians dermatologists will discuss with individuals skin cancer symptoms such as:
- New moles that look different from other moles
- New red or darker-colored flaky patches that may be raised
- New flesh-colored, firm bumps
- Changes in the size, shape, color or feel of moles
- Sores that do not heal
Physicians also will conduct skin exams and refer those with suspicious lesions for subsequent treatment. This community service is offered to coincide with National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
The screening is sponsored by Texas Tech Physicians Dermatology and UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center.
Texas Tech Physicians is medical practice comprised of faculty and staff from the School of Medicine.
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