Mercy Cancer Center Hosts FREE Skin Cancer Screenings

Mercy Cancer Center Hosts FREE Skin Cancer Screenings

Posted on: May 6, 2010

 

NORTH CANTON, OHIO – Mercy Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screenings at Mercy Health Center of North Canton on May 26.
 
Skin Cancer Screening
Your skin is the largest organ in your body.  Cancer of the skin is the most common of all cancers.  An unusual sore, lump, blemish, marking or change in the way an area of the skin looks or feels may be a sign of skin cancer.  The Mercy Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screenings on Wednesday, May 26th beginning at 6 p.m. performed by Karen Haude, PA-C and dermatologist Shield M. Wikas, D.O.
 
Appointments are required for screenings.  Screenings are for patients with a specific area or areas of concern.  It does not include a whole body exam and is for people not currently under the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  To make an appointment, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.  Mercy Health Center of North Canton is located at 6200 Whipple Ave. NW.  Early detection saves lives – cancer screening can result in early detection, diagnosis and treatment. 
 
The Mercy Cancer Center provides a variety of supportive care services for people with cancer, including monthly cancer support groups, individual cancer case management, a Cancer Well-Fit Program, numerous educational programs and pastoral care for spiritual support.  For more information about the Mercy Cancer Center, call 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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