UAMS to host free skin cancer screenings May 21

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is offering free skin cancer screenings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 on the sixth floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Screenings will be conducted by the UAMS Department of Dermatology.

Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and are encouraged to arrive no later than 1 p.m. Free parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer include new spots on the skin or spots that change in size, shape or color. Potential signs also include bumps, patches or sores that don't heal after two to three months.

The screening is held in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention Program.

For information, call (501) 413-8611 from 3-6 p.m. Monday to Friday now through May 20 or from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21.

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