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May 16, 2013

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening: June 5

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital will hold its 17th annual free skin cancer screening on Wednesday, June 5, 5 - 7 p.m. The screening will be done in the in the Outpatient Surgery Area, located near the east entrance of the hospital on the first floor.

Physicians will offer to conduct a spot check or full-body exam, but participants are not required to undergo a complete exam. A copy of the screening results will be sent to each participant and their physician if requested. Free information on the prevention of skin cancer will also be available.
More than 2 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. The most serious type of skin cancer - malignant melanoma - will kill nearly 8,700 people this year. That equates to one American who dies from melanoma almost every hour.

Fortunately, most skin cancers, including melanoma, can be cured if detected early. But, according to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, most Americans don’t know the warning signs of melanoma and only about one-third examine their skin for signs of skin cancer.

Space is limited for the free screening, and pre-registration is required. To register, call (712) 396-7600.


For an informational flyer, click here