Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ark-La-Tex Dermatology Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings on Melanoma Monday

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport-Bossier, LA – As part of Melanoma Awareness Month, Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, a proud member of the Willis-Knighton Physician Network, is set to conduct free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, May 6. This initiative aims to raise awareness about melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, and promote early detection for effective treatment.

Dermatologists Josephine Futrell, MD, PhD, Sarah Baker, MD, Sarah Glorioso, MD, and Elizabeth Clemons, MD, all members of the American Academy of Dermatology, will be leading the screenings. These brief screenings involve a visual check to identify any signs of skin cancer.

In Bossier City, screenings will take place at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology’s office located at 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 400. Dr. Futrell will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by Dr. Baker from 1 to 4 p.m.

In Shreveport, screenings will be conducted at the Shreveport office situated at 1811 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 160. Dr. Glorioso will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, with Dr. Clemons available from 1 to 4 p.m.

Registration for the screenings is available online at https://wkhs.co/Melanoma-Monday-2024 or by calling 318-212-9547.

Melanoma Monday is an annual event organized by the American Academy of Dermatology to encourage early detection and prevention of melanoma, stressing the importance of regular skin examinations. Identifying melanoma at an early stage significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.

“We are committed to raising awareness about skin cancer and providing accessible screenings to our community,” said Dr. Josephine Futrell, emphasizing the importance of early detection. “Regular screenings are essential for detecting skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.”

Ark-La-Tex Dermatology encourages individuals to take advantage of this opportunity to prioritize their skin health and schedule a screening on Melanoma Monday. Early detection saves lives, and these screenings offer a vital step in preventing and combating melanoma.

For more information about the free skin cancer screenings or to register, please visit https://wkhs.co/Melanoma-Monday-2024 or contact Ark-La-Tex Dermatology at 318-212-9547.

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