Hundreds show up for free skin cancer screening

Skin cancer screening (KSN File Photo)

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WICHITA, Kansas — With skin cancer claiming more than 12,000 people a year, early detection is the key to surviving.

That’s why the American Cancer Society offered a free screening Saturday.

It happened at the Grace Med Health Clinic.

Five dermatologists and five physician’s assistants were on hand to screen people.

Folks with the cancer society say there are steps at home you can take to catch skin cancer early.

“The American Cancer Society recommends that you check your skin about once a month, and what you’re looking for is a change in size, shape or color. If you see any bleeding or any oozing then you certainly need to call your physician,” said Dana Kemp, American Cancer Society Communications Director.

Around 400 people showed up for free screenings.

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