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Tampa Bay area hospitals and dermatologists offering free skin cancer screenings for Melanoma Monday

Posted: 1:32 PM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 06:01:13-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — The first Monday in May is designated as Melanoma Monday to promote early detection of skin cancer.

Several Tampa Bay area hospitals and dermatologists are offering free skin cancer screenings as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

In the United States, 80,442 new cases of Melanomas of the skin were reported in 2015 and nearly nine thousand people died from this deadly cancer, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In Florida, 6,484 Melanoma cases were reported that year.

The hospitals offering free skin cancer screenings are:
Morton Plant Hospital: Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
South Florida Baptist Hospital: Community Health Resource Room, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter Haven Hospital: Main Lobby 200 Ave. F N.E., Winter Haven, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, go to BayCareEvents.org or call 844-343-1769. Screenings will be limited to exposed skin only. If screeners detect an abnormality, the individual will be directed to follow up with his or her dermatologist.

Several dermatologists are also offering free skin cancer screenings:

May 6, 2019
Suncoast Skin Solutions
500 Vonderburg Dr.
Suite 115
Brandon
813-785-0246
*appointment required

May 6, 2019
Suncoast Skin Solutions
2001 Siesta Dr. Ste. 201
Sarasota
813-785-0246
*appointment required

May 6, 2019
USF Health Morsani
13330 USF Laurel Dr., 6th Floor
Tampa
Screening hours: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
walk-ins welcomed

May 6, 2019
The Bowman Institute
5379 Primrose Lake Cir,
Tampa
813-977-2040
*appointment required

May 9, 16, 23, 30
American Institute of Dermatology
171 Webb Dr #1
Davenport
863-547-6255
Screening hours: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
*appointment required

May 11, 2019
Largo Central Park Nature Preserve
(5K Race)
Largo
Screening hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
walk-ins welcomed

Screenings all year long
Academic Alliance
5210 Webb Rd.
Tampa
813-545-7109
Screening hours: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
walk-ins welcomed