Free skin cancer screenings at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

SHREVEPORT, La. - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will offer free face, scalp and neck skin cancer screenings next week in Shreveport.

The event will take place between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 on the third floor of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at 1501 Kings Hwy.

Dr. Paige E. Bundrick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at LSU Health Shreveport, specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which includes skin cancer resection and reconstruction.

Dr. Bundrick said, "Even a small skin cancer on the face can lead to life-changing scarring and destruction, particularly if they involve delicate areas like the eyelids, nose and lips. Early detection is critical to allow a facial plastic reconstructive surgeon to treat these lesions with surgical techniques to restore functionality in cosmetically pleasing ways."

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. While it is the most common type of cancer to be diagnosed, skin cancer is also the easiest to cure, but early detection is important to treating skin cancer effectively.

If you have a lump, bump, skin discoloration or scaly areas of the skin in these areas which has failed to improve, making an appointment is encouraged.

For more information or to make a screening appointment, please call Feist-Weiller at (318) 675-6262. Walk-ins will be welcome.

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