Free skin cancer screening being offered in Indy Monday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Franciscan St. Francis Health Cancer Center in Indianapolis is offering free screening for the most common cancer in the country, skin cancer.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Central Indiana Dermatology at 5255 East Stop 11 Road, Suite 310.

Appointments are limited and registration is required. You can make an appointment by calling 317-782-4422.

Some people are at a higher risk than others. Having one or more of the following risk factors could increase your risk of developing the skin cancer:

  • Sun sensitivity (skin that burns easily, natural blonde/blond or red hair color)
  • Spending a great deal of time in the sun, especially during childhood
  • A family history of certain types of skin cancer
  • A weak immune system for any reason
  • The appearance of moles

Additionally, doing a simple self-exam of your skin takes only a few minutes and can be an easy way to detect potential problems since most cancers occur on the skin surface. Look for changes in the size, color, texture or shape of a mole or dark spot. Check for the appearance of any unusual bumps or growths on face, ears, arms, chest and back.