Skin Cancer Screening on May 14

April 8, 2016
ST. LOUIS - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, though it can be prevented.
As part of Skin Cancer Awarness Month, five Mercy dermatologists will be offering a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 14, for patients over the age of 18 with no history of skin cancer at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center. This full-body screening is for underserved individuals who do not have insurance or access to a dermatologist.
If all 100 appointments are filled, patients will be referred to another nearby facility conducting a screening that day. This annual skin cancer screening is in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Dermatology. Patients who show signs of skin cancer will receive a list of dermatologists who can provide care. 
Those interested in the screening should call 314-251-6400 to set up an appointment for May 14.


Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

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