Mercy Medical Center Offers FREE Skin Cancer Screening

Mercy Medical Center Offers FREE Skin Cancer Screening

Posted on: September 27, 2010

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings to promote prevention and early detection of the disease.

Skin cancer screenings will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 inside Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Shield M. Wikas, D.O., dermatologist, will perform the screenings. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States, with one in five American developing skin cancer during their lifetime. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases are diagnosed annually.

Skin cancer screenings are free, but registration is required. To register, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.

Mercy Cancer Center is more than a building. The Cancer Center represents a broad range of services for cancer patients including diagnostic procedures, innovative treatments, national cancer research trials, complementary medicine program and extensive support services. Mercy Cancer Center maintains a three-year accreditation with commendation from The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) and was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care during its most recent accreditation period, a distinction shared by only 95 facilities nationwide. This recognition confirms most cancer patients can receive cutting-edge cancer care right here in our community.

About Mercy Medical Center

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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