May 10, 2018
As stated in a press release from Peterson Health, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 5 million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, making skin cancer the most common cancer. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. With the incidence of this disease rising each year, Peterson Health continues to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun and encourage sun-safe habits.
Could you be at risk and/or do you have a skin issue of concern? Peterson Health will sponsor two local dermatologists who will offer free screenings. Screenings are offered as follows:
- Friday, May 11th – Fred Speck, MD, 8am – Noon
- Friday, May 18th – Matthew Lambiase, DO, 8am-Noon
Both screenings will be held at Peterson Regional Medical Center, 551 Hill Country Drive, on the 2nd floor, Classroom A. No appointment is necessary.
Participants will be asked to fill out a form describing a particular skin issue or concern. (This is a skin cancer screening and not a screening for rashes.) Then, in the order paperwork is received, the physician will take a closer look in a private cubicle in the classroom. Peterson reminds community members that the sooner cancer is found, the better the chance it can be treated before it spreads.
For more information, call 830-258-7461. To view our Calendar of Events for more community events, health fairs and screenings, visit www.petersonhealth.com.
Friday free skin cancer screenings. For the next 2 Fridays, Peterson Health will host two leading dermatologists at the main hospital as part of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
This event is important and could potentially save the lives of many people.