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Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery

April 09, 2015 14:08 ET

Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery to Host Free Skin Cancer Screening Event at Cape Girardeau Office

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2015) - Approximately one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetimes. To mitigate the risk, Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery will be offering free skin cancer screenings on Friday, May 15th. The screenings will take place at their Cape Girardeau clinic, located at 319 S. Silver Springs Rd., Suite C. Dr. David Deisher and Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey, both of whom are board certified plastic surgeons, will be performing the skin cancer screenings from 8:30 am to 12 pm for the public on a walk-in basis only.

Skin cancer is easy to treat when caught in the early stages; however, it can be deadly if left unchecked. Melanoma is the most life-threatening form of skin cancer and is also the fifth most common cancer for men and sixth most common for women. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 9,000 people die from melanoma each year. Approximately 120,000 new cases of melanoma are also diagnosed annually.

Screenings are a patient's best chance of detecting skin cancer while it is in its early stages. Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery is offering no-cost skin cancer screenings to the residents of Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston and the surrounding community in an effort to help new patients detect skin cancer early and ensure their best possible chance of survival.

"Early detection of melanoma can save a person's life, and screenings are one of the most effective ways to detect skin cancer early," says Dr. Deisher. "It is especially important for those who are at risk for overexposure to the sun to take preventative measures, such as regular screenings, to reduce their risk of skin cancer," added Dr. Humphrey.

About Heartland Plastic and Hand Surgery

Dr. David Deisher, Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey, and their team of expert professionals will provide patients with a personalized consultation to assess their needs and determine the best solution for them. They also have a desire to improve people's health by providing high-quality care that is also accessible and affordable. The physicians at Heartland provide first class care that exceeds their patients' expectations by providing a personal touch and doing things right the first time. To schedule an appointment, call 573-837-1610 or visit our website at