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More than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. There are three main types of skin cancer, including the more common basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas that are rarely life threatening. But the third type – melanoma – can be dangerous and even fatal if not detected and treated in the early stages.
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 73,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed and about 9,000 people die of the disease annually. Melanoma can be cured, but it has to be detected first.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, the Dallas and Fort Worth Dermatological Societies, American Academy of Dermatology, and American Cancer Society are offering Metroplex residents an opportunity to have their suspicious skin spots checked during a free melanoma/skin cancer screening at the hospital on Saturday, May 16. To make a reservation, call 866-764-3627.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218