Free Skin Cancer Screenings Planned

Schneck Cancer Center is once again sponsoring free Skin Cancer Screenings. The screenings will be held Friday, March 25, and Friday, May 20. Both screenings will be 8 a.m. to noon at Advanced Dermatology, 303 South Walnut Street, Seymour. You must have a scheduled appointment to participate in the free screening and time slots are limited.
More than half of all new cancers are skin cancers and more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. In fact, 40 to 50 percent of Americans living to the age of 65 will develop skin cancer at least once in their lifetimes.
The screenings are by appointment only and will be conducted by Dr. Kevin M. Crawford, Advanced Dermatology.
According to Dr. Crawford, “The key to the successful treatment of most types of skin cancer is early detection. Skin cancer is cured in 85 to 95 percent of all cases; however, if detected early enough the cure rate could be near 100 percent. This is especially critical in the most deadly type of skin cancer, melanoma. Early detection of melanoma can literally be the difference between life and death. It is essential patients perform regular self skin checks and have routine exams by their dermatologist or primary care physician.”
Schneck Cancer Center invites the public to take advantage of these free screenings. These screenings are not intended for diagnosis of rashes or other skin problems and should not be a replacement or substitution for regular visits to a physician.
To schedule a skin cancer screening, call Advanced Dermatology at 812-358-7705. Screening times are limited so please call early.