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Free skin cancer screenings at Aspirus

Mar 8, 2013

WAUSAU, Wis. – Free skin cancer screenings are available at the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center in Wausau on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration is required by calling the Aspirus Information Center at 715.847.2380 or 800.847.4707.   

A change on the skin is the most common sign of skin cancer. This may be a new growth, a sore that doesn't heal, or a change in an old growth. Not all skin cancers look the same. Some common symptoms of skin cancer include:

  • A lump that is small, smooth, shiny, pale, or waxy.
  • A lump that is firm and red.
  • A sore or lump that bleeds or develops a crust or a scab.
  • A flat red spot that is rough, dry, or scaly and may become itchy or tender.
  • A red or brown patch that is rough and scaly.