CARTHAGE, MO.--- Mercy McCune-Brooks in Carthage is helping people identify signs of skin cancer, before they spend more time outdoors this summer. Today, a nurse practioner checked spots that patients were worried could be cancerous. The nurse practioner says the neumonic device "ABCDE" can help identify melanoma. A is assymetry, B is border, C is color, D is Diameter, E is elevate.
"The more of those five that the skin spot has, the more that you need to get it looked at," said Karen Fensterma, Nurse Practioner.
Mercy McCune-Brooks will host another skin cancer screening on May 21st from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary.
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