The Medical Center of Plano, along with the DFW Dermatological Society and American Cancer Society, is hosting a free skin cancer screening Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m.–noon in the hospital’s atrium lobby.

Enter through the Emergency Department doors at the north end of the hospital. No appointment is needed.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, so it is important to have suspicious spots checked by a dermatologist. As with all cancers, the early detection of skin cancer is a big key to survival and cure. Incidence rates for melanoma, one of the deadliest types of skin cancer, have been increasing for at least 30 years.

Melanoma is about 98 percent curable if caught in its earliest stages and treated. The appearance of new or fast-changing skin lesions should therefore be a concern—especially to those who have a personal
or family history of skin cancer, or any of the other factors that indicate an elevated risk.

For more information about the free screening event at The Medical Center of Plano, call 972.596.6800.

Cindy Boykin

Cindy Boykin has been writing for Plano Profile since 1997, serving as managing editor since 2005. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a master’s in journalism from the University of North Texas,...