Texas Tech Physicians Dermatology Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
Prevent, Detect and Live
Could You Have Skin Cancer?
On Saturday, May 7, Texas Tech Physicians Department of Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening at Southwest Cancer and Research Center.
According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common type
of cancer in the U.S., and melanoma is the most common cancer for young adults. When
caught early, skin cancer, including melanoma, is highly treatable.
The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98%.
Texas Tech Physicians dermatologists and other local dermatologists will discuss symptoms such as 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 needed.
This event will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Southwest Cancer and Research Center located at 602 Indiana Ave in Lubbock. For more information, call Kathleen Harth at (806) 743-1842.
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