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Free Skin Cancer Screenings

9/24/2015
Contact:
Marketing and Communications Specialist
618-436-6450 | 618-292-6674

Mt. Vernon, IL (September 23, 2015)  -  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States; in fact, an estimated one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. However, with proper detection and treatment, skin cancer can be cured. 

When: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Friday, October 9, 2015
Where: 4107 South Water Tower Place in Mt. Vernon
What: SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon along with Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois is offering a free skin cancer screening at Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois. 
Qualifications: This screening is for those who have not been screened for skin cancer within the past twelve months and who are not currently seeing a dermatologist. 
Who: screenings  will be performed by George Nahass, MD, Marilyn Stombaugh, PA, or Tracey Arnold, NP.

For more information or to schedule a screening, please call 888.257.6098.

People of all colors and races can get skin cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer, including actinic keratosis (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most deadly. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is 95 percent. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate. 

Community members who have not been checked for skin cancer during the past twelve months and who are not currently seeing a dermatologist are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a screening.  These screenings can help find skin cancers early when they are the most treatable.