Free skin cancer screenings set for May 14 at Sparrow

Published: May 10, 2013

Sparrow Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are partnering to provide free skin cancer screenings on Tuesday, May 14.

The event will be held 5-7 p.m. at the Sparrow Cancer Center, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue. Appointments can be made by calling 517.664.1330.

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and more than one million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S.

The American Cancer Society recommends examining your skin once a month and talking to your doctor about anything abnormal. Look for the ABCDs of skin cancer in examining a spot:

  • Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
  • Border: The edges are ragged, notched, or blurred.
  • Color: the pigmentation is not uniform, with variable degrees of tan, brown or black.
  • Diameter: The mole is greater than 6 mm or about the size of a pencil eraser.

For more information visit the Sparrow Cancer Center.