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Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 a.m. - Noon
DFW Dermatologists to Provide Skin Checks at Area Hospitals

You may not be sunbathing, but if you’re planting your garden, playing golf, hitting tennis balls, fishing or even driving with your sunroof open, you’re getting exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays which can lead to skin cancer. In fact, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., including basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma, the deadliest form of cancer.

This year, the American Academy of Dermatology designates Monday, May 4, 2015, as Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness. The DFW Dermatological Societies, American Cancer Society, and three area health care providers invite you to participate in a FREE melanoma/skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 a.m. – Noon.

Screening locations include:

1)  Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, 9440 Poppy Drive, Dallas, 75218. Please call 866.764.3627 for reservations.

2)  Texas Oncology-Arlington North, 902 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 150, Arlington, 76012. Call 817.756.8502 for information.

3)  The Medical Center of Plano, 3901 W. 15th St., Plano, 75075. Call 817.756.8502 for information.

Dermatologists will be available to check moles and other suspicious skin spots for signs of cancer to determine if further analysis is necessary. Free parking will be available. Children age 18 and younger need to have a parent/guardian present.

“When caught early, skin cancer has a 98 percent cure rate,” says Helen Kaporis, D.O., board-certified dermatologist and chairperson of 2015 Skin Screening. “An estimated 50 percent of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop at least one skin cancer, however all skin types are at risk for developing skin cancer.”

For more information about this screening contact 817.756.8502 or visit DFWSkinCancerScreening.org or on Facebook search for DFW Skin Cancer Screening.

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