Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills will host a free skin cancer screening event from 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at the Beaumont Cancer and Breast Center, 27900 Grand River, Suite 120, Farmington Hills 48336. Register for one of the limited number of appointments by calling 800-633-7377 or visiting classes.beaumont.org. Appointments are for those 18 or older. Beaumont dermatologist Dr. Brian Kopitzki, along with a team of dermatology residents will perform the screenings.
What’s the most common form of cancer in the U.S.? Skin cancer. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas - the two most common types - are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma, the third most common, is more dangerous and causes the most deaths.
As reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80,442 new cases of skin melanomas were reported and 8,885 people died from this in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Skin cancer can almost always be cured when found and treated in its early stages.