Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic returns May 7 to KU School of Medicine-Wichita
The free clinic is provided by Wichita-area dermatologists in partnership with KU School of Medicine-Wichita, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, the American Academy of Dermatology and United Way of the Plains.
After a two-year hiatus, the Wichita Area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic is returning Saturday, May 7, to KU School of Medicine-Wichita, offering free skin cancer checks to the community.
The popular clinic is provided by Wichita-area dermatologists in partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County and United Way of the Plains.
The free clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at the east entrance (patient entrance) at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer by the age of 70.
During the last free Wichita Area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, which was in its 31st year in May 2019 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 330 Wichita-area residents received free skin cancer screenings. Dermatologists reported detecting the following from the 330 free screenings in 2019: three melanomas, 11 squamous cell carcinomas, 15 basal cell carcinomas, 23 atypical moles and 77 actinic keratoses.
During the past 20 years of the clinic, local dermatologists have screened more than 10,000 patients. Of those patients, approximately 43 percent were diagnosed with a cancerous or pre-cancerous lesion. In 2018, there were 423 free skin cancer screenings provided through this free clinic. Findings from the 2018 clinic included: 51 patients with actinic keratoses, 22 suspected basal cell carcinomas, 4 suspected squamous cell carcinomas, 3 suspected melanomas and 18 atypical/dysplastic nevi.
For more informaiton about this free clinic, call 316-777-6104.