King’s Daughters family physician Jane Wiseman Strader,
M.D., will perform free skin cancer screenings beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
8, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Russell, 399 Diederich Blvd.
Dr. Strader will review suspicious spots and lesions with
participants and provide follow-up recommendations and education on skin cancer
prevention, detection and treatment.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer occurring in
the U.S. and its incidence is growing.
More than 3.5 million skin cancers were predicted to be
diagnosed in 2012, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Melanoma, the most
aggressive form, accounts for less than 5 percent of cases but the majority of
deaths. Approximately 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to ultraviolent
radiation exposure, including indoor tanning.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling King’s
Daughters at toll free at 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).
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