Free skin cancer screenings offered on Saturday

No appointments are necessary. The skin cancer screenings are open to people of all ages and are sponsored, in part, with the Dallas/Fort Worth Dermatological Society and the American Cancer Society.

David L. Grice, DO, a dermatologist helping spearhead the Tarrant County effort, said the program is set as a screening only, and will not offer treatment for those attending. Anyone found to have a suspicious skin lesion will be directed to a local dermatologist for further evaluation and appropriate treatment, said Dr. Grice.

Tarrant County-area dermatologists have volunteered to perform the screenings for the event.

Melanoma, the most common form of skin cancer, will affect nearly 60,000 people this year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). With proper attention and treatment of localized melanoma, the five-year survival rate is 99 percent. About 80 percent of melanomas are diagnosed at a localized stage.

Typically the earlier a cancer is detected and diagnosed, the more successful the treatment, thus enhancing the survival rate, according to the ACS.

Similar screenings are available in Dallas County. Contact the American Cancer Society offices at 214-819-1200 for additional locations.

Free parking is available on both the east and west sides of the Patient Care Center building.

Recent News

Screenshot 2024 06 20 At 3.45.01 pm
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

From sacrifice to success: a journey through physical therapy school

Ancelmo Mojarro came to Fort Worth to study. The Tyler native knew he wanted to be a physical therapist early on his undergraduate days. He embarked on his path to physical therapy a decade ago, inspired by a friend's suggestion amidst his quest to find his calling in the medical field. “I starte...
Garciarosanski
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

HSC pro bono physical therapy program offers hope

For 70-year-old Beverly Rozanski, the journey to improved health has been long and challenging. Raised in Michigan, Rozanski spent her childhood and early adult years struggling with physical challenges that made even the simplest tasks seem insurmountable. However, her discovery of a pro bono p...
Mills John
  • Our People
|Jun 20, 2024

Team of HSC experts develops national position statement for NCCHC on care for aging patients in correctional facilities

Addressing an overlooked and sometimes neglected patient population, a group of experts from The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth partnered with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to write a “Care for Aging Patients in the Correctional Setting” posit...
Jennifer Fix 2 Purple
  • Education
|Jun 18, 2024

Pharmacy technician shortage driving force behind new, online prep course

A self-paced, online Pharmacy Technician Preparation Course is now being offered through The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth as a way to help combat the shortage of pharmacy technicians at hospitals, health systems and retail pharmacies. Recognized by the Pharmacy Tech...