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 9,700 deaths this year. Early detection is critical.
The screening will be held from 8-10 am on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Genesis Cancer Care Institute, located at Genesis Medical Center, 1401 West Central Park Avenue, Pavilion I. Participants should use the Atrium Entrance located on the Central Park Avenue side of the hospital.
The screening is for people who have not previously had a screening for skin cancer. Dermatologists John Bovenmyer, M.D., Michael Messingham, M.D., Paula Giudici, M.D., Manish Kumar, 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.
When you register you will see "Alternative Dates Available" option. Select this for seven additional times; the screening is only one date, Saturday, May 17. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment.