April 18, 2018

MD Anderson Hosts Free Skin Screenings in Bay Area, Texas Medical Center

BY Rolaynne Kimmons

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will host free skin cancer screenings from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at two of its Houston-area locations.

As part of the annual event sponsored by the Houston Dermatological Society, MD Anderson physicians and area dermatologists will provide free skin checks at:

                 MD Anderson in the Bay Area (Nassau Bay)
                 18100 St. Johns Drive, Suite 320
                 Free parking on site
                 More information:  713-834-6582

                 MD Anderson in the Texas Medical Center
                 Cancer Prevention Center on Floor 2 of the Duncan Building
                 1155 Pressler St.
                 Free parking in the Pressler St. garage between Fannin St. and Bertner Ave.
                 More information:  713-563-1665

Screenings are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; appointments are not necessary.  Copies of the screening results will be given to each participant.  Should a participant need follow-up care, a list of local dermatologists will be provided.

The screening includes a full-body examination but patients are not required to undergo the complete exam. Regular screenings by a dermatologist are the best way to detect melanoma or other skin cancers early, when they are easiest to treat.