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
Can't make the event? Check the American Academy of Dermatology for upcoming free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings near you here.
This year, we are thrilled to hold our annual free Melanoma/Skin Cancer screening at the brand new Texas Oncology—Fort Worth Cancer Center. Located in Fort Worth's medical district, the center includes an adjacent parking garage with free parking for patients and a beautiful outdoor courtyard.
Dr. Carroll is a board certified dermatologist and the physician lead for this year's annual Melanoma/Skin Cancer screening. He completed medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans before completing his dermatology training at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. He'll be one of the participating physicians in our screening.
The event is first come, first served with no appointment or insurance necessary. If you have questions, please contact us at 817-756-8502.