2016 FREE Skin Cancer Screening
May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Quad City area residents are encouraged to participate in a free skin cancer screening. Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer with the number of cases increasing at an alarming rate. This cancer will cause an estimated 13,650 deaths this year. Early detection is critical.
The screening is for people who have not previously had a screening for skin cancer. Dermatologists John Bovenmyer, M.D., Michael Messingham, M.D., Jill Lightfoot, M.D., Paula Giudici, M.D., Manish Kumar, M.D., Susan Perry M.D., and Nicole Luszczyk, Physician Assistant, will be conducting the screening.
Appointments for the free screening are required. Participants may choose to have sun-exposed areas such as arms, legs and the face evaluated, or they can receive a full-body screen for which they should wear a bathing suit under their clothing. Please do not apply make-up or lotions before the screening.