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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered by Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma
Raymond L. Cornelison, MD, Medical Director of Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma (DAO) discusses Skin Cancer Awareness Month on KTUL's Good Day Tulsa
"There is an epidemic of skin cancer sweeping our Country and throughout the month of May, people are encouraged to raise awareness about skin cancer," said Dr Cornelison. "Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma will be doing our part by providing free skin cancer screenings at our Tulsa office".
Skin Cancer is now the most common type of cancer, making up more than half of all diagnosed cases of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon and the incidence of skin cancer is rising dramatically in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from skin cancer.
"With early detection, even melanoma is highly curable," added Dr Cornelison, "the average five-year survival rate for individuals whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent."
The free skin cancer screenings will be offered at DAO's state-of-the-
About Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma
Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma is a comprehensive medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology practice in Oklahoma under the direction of board certified dermatologists. Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma provides the highest quality skin treatment services using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-
Terry J. Arnold, MA, PA-C
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