Could You Have Skin Cancer?

WHAT: Texas Tech Physicians — Dermatology and UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center will host a free skin cancer screening.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 5 (Saturday)

WHERE: Southwest Cancer and Research Center, 602 Indiana Ave.

EVENT: According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in this country. About 1 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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