Screenings offer individuals the best chance to catch skin cancer early
ST. LOUIS - To help support National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the SLUCare department of dermatology in conjunction with the Saint Louis University Cancer Center is hosting free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 12. The screenings will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at SLUCare Des Peres, 2325 Dougherty Ferry Road Ste. 100 and the Anheuser-Busch Institute, 1755 S. Grand Blvd.
Doctors stress that the best way to catch skin cancer early is through screenings. Anyone interested in participating in a free screening must make reservations ahead of time by calling (314) 977-4440 or (866) 977-4440 as slots fill up fast.
Regular skin screenings are recommended for everyone, especially those over 40 years of age, and individuals regardless of age or race at higher risk for skin cancer including, those with a fair complexion, who sunburn easily, have numerous moles, a personal or family history of skin cancer, and by occupation, recreation or use of tanning salons, get significant sun or ultraviolet rays exposure. During a screening, a dermatologist will check moles, birth marks and other pigmentations for signs of cancer, which include abnormal size, color, shape or texture.
SLUCare, the physician practice of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, is the only academic medical practice in St. Louis that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. This accreditation is a voluntary process through which the quality of SLUCare services and performance is measured against nationally recognized standards. To schedule an appointment, call 314-977-4440 or 1-866-977-4440. More information is available at www.slucare.edu.