Texas Tech Physicians Hosts Free Skin Cancer Screening

Dermatology

Texas Tech Physicians – Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 11th 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. Melanoma is the most common cancer for young adults. When caught early, skin cancer, including melanoma, is highly treatable.

Texas Tech Physicians dermatologists and local dermatologists will discuss symptoms like new moles that look different from other moles; new red or darker color flaky patches that may be a little raised; new flesh-colored firm bumps; change in the size, shape, color or feel of a mole; or sores that do not heal.
 
Skin examinations and referrals for subsequent treatment also will be provided. No appointments are necessary.
 
For more information, call Kathleen McPherson at (806) 743-5637.

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Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians is a physician group and part of the School of Medicine and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Clinics are located in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock and the Permian Basin, encompassing 108 counties of Texas and New Mexico comprising 103,000 square miles with a population of 2.6 million people. Receiving care in a medical school setting is unique – many Texas Tech Physicians are also teachers. They must remain up-to-date in new treatments and diagnostics, not only to care for their patients, but also to pass on that knowledge to resident physicians, physicians studying in fellowships and medical students.

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