Lake Regional Cancer Center in Osage Beach will hold a free skin cancer screening from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3. Space is limited, and appointments are required.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. More than 2.2 million skin cancers are found each year.
Throughout Melanoma /Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month® in May, Lake Regional Cancer Center is encouraging people to screen themselves and their loved ones for skin cancer. Lake Regional Oncologist Michael Wang, M.D., recommends annual screenings to detect potential problems when they’re more easily treatable.
“It’s also important to check your skin once a month for new growths, spots, bumps, patches or sores that don’t heal after two or three months,” he said.
According to Dr. Wang, other things to look for are growing lumps, especially with a rough or crusted surface, and patches that are dark red, asymmetrical, uneven in color, larger than the size of a pencil eraser or have irregular or ragged borders. Any abnormalities should be reported to your physician.
To participate in Lake Regional’s free skin cancer screening, call the Cancer Center at 573-302-2784 or 573-302-2885 to schedule an appointment.