FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon
DFW Dermatologists to Provide Skin Checks at Area Hospitals
Gone are the days of oiling your skin to get a nice tan. But even if you’re not actively seeking sunlight, the sun is exposing you to ultraviolet (UV) rays which can lead to skin cancer – even on cloudy, rainy days. The fact is -- 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. “Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color,” says Helen Kaporis, D.O., board-certified dermatologist and chairperson of 2017 Skin Screening. “On average, one American dies of melanoma every hour.”
This year, the American Academy of Dermatology designates Monday, May 7, 2018, as National Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness. The DFW Dermatological Societies, American Cancer Society, and two area healthcare providers invite you to participate in a FREE melanoma/skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 a.m. - Noon.
- Screening locations include:
Texas Oncology–Arlington North, 902 W. Randol Mill Road, #150, Arlington, TX 76012
Medical City Plano, 3901 West 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075
- Dermatologists will be available to check moles and other suspicious skin spots for signs of cancer to determine if further analysis is necessary
- No appointment needed, first come, first served
- Children age 18 and younger need to have a parent/guardian present
- Free parking
- More information? Call 817.756.8502 or visit http://www.dfwskincancerscreening.org/ or our Facebook page at
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.