Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on Saturday, May 4
April 01, 2019
By Darcy Gray
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer by the age of 70.
Soon, Wichita-area residents will have an opportunity to put their minds at ease by getting those moles checked out for free.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is proud to serve as the location for the 31st annual Wichita Area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, which will offer free skin cancer screenings to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4. No appointments are necessary.
The clinic will be at the east entrance of KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas, which is also the site of KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown Clinic.
This popular, annual event is provided by Wichita-area dermatologists and sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County and KU School of Medicine-Wichita.
During the past 20 years, local dermatologists have screened more than 10,000 patients. Of those patients, approximately 43 percent were diagnosed with a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion. Last year, there were 423 free skin cancer screenings provided through this free clinic. Findings from the 2018 clinic included: 51 patients with actinic keratoses, 22 suspected basal cell carcinomas, 4 suspected squamous cell carcinomas, 3 suspected melanomas and 18 atypical/dysplastic nevi.
For more informaiton about this free clinic, call 316-777-6104.KU School of Medicine-Wichita