INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Physician Network Central Indiana Dermatology will host free skin cancer screenings 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The clinic is located at 5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 310. To register, call (317) 782-4422
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetimes. But early detection and treatment is successful for most diagnosed with skin cancer. Caught early, the five-year survival rate for melanoma is 98 percent.
Beginning at age 20, the American Cancer Society recommends a skin cancer-related checkup as part of routine health examinations for men and women. Those considered to be at high risk of skin cancer are:
- Have light hair, light eye color and fair skin
- Have used tanning beds
- Have a family history of melanoma
- Had sunburns at a young age
- Have more than 50 moles
- Have had a previous skin cancer or melanoma diagnosis