Sparrow Cancer Center and American Cancer Society offer free skin cancer screening

With the weather finally heating up, it’s time to think about protecting your skin.

As part of Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the Sparrow Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society will again partner to conduct free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, May 10.

The screenings will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Sparrow Cancer Center, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.

Free parking is available on the upper lot of the parking ramp at the corner of Holmes Street and Michigan Avenue. Appointments are required and slots fill up quickly. To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.SPARROW (772.7769).

More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer, the most common of all cancers, will be diagnosed this year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, claims one life every hour.

“Skin cancer screening is a very easy process and absolutely can save your life,” said Gordan Srkalovic, M.D., Director of the Clinical Trials Center at the Sparrow Cancer Center. “As part of our mission to improve the health of the mid-Michigan region, we also encourage routine self-examinations.”

For more information on skin cancer detection or prevention, contact the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Nearly half of all cancer deaths could be avoided if we did what we know works ─ live healthier lifestyles, quit smoking, and get our recommended cancer screenings. The American Cancer Society is here to help you take steps every day to stay well. We have the resources, information, and support you need to stay motivated to eat right and get active, quit smoking or help a loved one kick the habit, and understand what cancer screenings you need. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org/fight.