DeLaine Kruzel – Guest Contributor
May 8 2019
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Mole or melanoma? One in five will be diagnosed with skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. “Around 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day,” says Bryan Carroll, MD, vice president, Fort Worth Dermatological Society. “Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancer, are highly curable if detected early and treated properly,” he says. "Even melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, can typically be cured if detected early. Spotting all types of skin cancer is why we are offering this annual skin cancer screening." Vinh Trang, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist at Texas Oncology–Fort Worth Cancer Center, says, “Texans are fortunate to have plenty of sunny days to enjoy, but we need to be vigilant in screening and prevention. We urge you to protect yourself from too much sun exposure, and to get regular screenings.” 

This year, the American Academy of Dermatology designates Monday, May 6, 2019, as National Melanoma Monday® to raise awareness. The Fort Worth Dermatological Society, American Cancer Society and Texas Oncology invite you to participate in a FREE melanoma/skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8 a.m. – noon at Texas Oncology-Fort Worth Cancer Center at 500 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, TX 76104. 

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