American Cancer Society Sponsors Free Melanoma Screenings
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Updated at 3:28 PM CDT
Four area hospitals will be holding free skin cancer screenings this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
DFW Dermatological Societies and the American Cancer Society are co-sponsoring the yearly event, which allows any one to attend either of the four health care sites to get moles and spots checked for signs of cancer.
No appointment is needed and screenings will be given on a first come, first served basis. Children age 18 and younger must have a parent or guardian present in order to be screened.
The screenings will take place at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Oncology-Fort Worth and The Medical Center of Plano.
According to the event’s website, most basal and squamous cell cancers can be cured, especially if the cancer is detected and treated early. Melanoma is also highly curable if discovered in its initial phases and treated properly.