Each year, more than 1 million Americans (1 in 5) are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer1. The bright side is that skin cancer has a >99% cure rate if detected and treated early2. Community joins the fight against skin cancer all year round. Our skin cancer experts make it easier to spot and treat skin cancer early for the best chance of cure.
Free skin cancer screening in December
Dermatologist Kathryn Shrift, M.D., will provide free skin cancer screenings.
Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Community Cancer Center South, 2nd floor (1440 E. County Line Rd., Indianapolis)
Register: Registration is required and space is limited. Register online or call 800-777-7775.
ABCDE's of skin cancer
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Skin cancer image gallery
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Know your skin
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Stay safe in the sun
Whether you're at the beach or a sporting event, or just an outdoor gardener, you can protect your skin from sun exposure with a few easy tips. Don't forget the kids! How to protect your skin >>
2: American Association of Dermatology