STATE COLLEGE Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States. The good news is that early detection can lead to successful treatment.
Mount Nittany Medical Center is offering free skin cancer screenings on May 12 in the radiology oncology departmen, 1800 E. Park Ave, Entrance E.
Symptoms of skin cancer include, but are not limited to, the change in moles on the skin. Most moles are benign and don't require treatment. Moles can be removed for cosmetic reasons, however; moles that appear after you are 30 years old or that change in certain ways can become a problem.
These moles can turn into melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Melanoma is often curable if caught early. Unfortunately, this disease can be life threatening, and anyone who has moles is at risk. To manage your risk, it's smart to check your moles for changes. To do this, learn where your moles are and be sure to check your moles each month.
Persons who do not have health insurance or a dermatologist are encouraged to make an appointment for the Mount Nittany free skin cancer screening by calling 814.234.6106.