Free skin cancer screenings


LUBBOCK, Texas —

Could You Have Skin Cancer?

Prevent, Detect and Live

WHAT: Texas Tech Physicians – Dermatology will host a free skin cancer screening.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 (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 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 needed.

For more information, call Kathleen McPherson at (806) 743-5637.

(Press Release by TTUHSC)

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