April 25, 2018

Mercy Medical Center offers free cancer screenings

Mercy Medical Center's Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screenings Monday, May 14, to promote prevention and early detection of the disease. 

Skin cancer screenings begin at 6 p.m. at Mercy Health Center of North Canton.  Shield M. Wikas, D.O. will perform the screenings. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer during their lifetime. In fact, skin cancer accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.

Skin cancer screenings are free, but registration is required. To register, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662. Appointment times fill up quickly. These free screenings are for patients with a specific area or areas of concern. Additionally, this screening is for people not currently under the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Alliance, Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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