Free Skin Cancer Screenings In Fort Worth

Susy Solis
May 17, 2019 - 5:41 pm

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - May is skin cancer awareness month and doctors say the numbers are staggering. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with melanoma being the most deadly form of skin cancer. The Fort Worth Dermatological Society is hosting free cancer screenings at Texas Oncology at 500 S. Henderson Ave in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 18th from 8am-12pm. There is no appointment needed. Doctors will be on hand volunteering their time to perform screenings. 

Early detection is key. 

"Around 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day," said Dr. Bryan Carroll MD, vice president of the Fort Worth Dermatological Society. "Even melanoma, which is the most dangerous type skin cancer can typically be cured if detected early. Spotting all types of skin cancer is why we are offering this annual skin cancer screening." 

Doctors will be on hand to check skin for any suspicious looking lesions and moles and will make recommendations. Doctors say as the summer hits, people should be prepared with sunscreen anytime they are outside. Sunscreen should be water-resistant with an SPF of 30 or higher and should be reapplied every two hours.