David Fieleke, MD, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon with Cornerstone Dermatology & Surgery Group in Lee’s Summit, will hold a free American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme™ skin cancer screening June 1, 2 and 3 during Lee’s Summit Downtown Days. 

Skin cancer screening will be available at the Cornerstone Dermatology Booth #496 during festival daylight hours, as follows:

• Friday, June 1: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
• Saturday, June 2: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Sunday, June 3: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and everyone is at risk, even those with darker skin types,” says David Fieleke, MD. “While skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early, it can be deadly. That’s why free screenings like this one are so important.”

No appointment is necessary. Screenings will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis during specified hours. The screening is intended to check one or two areas of concern.  A clinic appointment should be made for more extensive examinations or to discuss other skin concerns. 

“Unlike other cancers, skin cancer can be detected by a dermatologist during a visual exam of your skin,” says Dr. Fieleke. “A skin cancer screening only takes a few minutes and it could save your life.”

SPOTme™ is the free skin cancer screening program of the American Academy of Dermatology. Since 1985, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 238,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 26,500 suspected melanomas. 

To learn more about the SPOT me™ free skin cancer screening program and to find a free skin cancer screening near you, visit www.spotme.org.

Dr. Fieleke has served his hometown of Lee’s Summit and the many surrounding communities with excellent, compassionate care since 2011. In July, 2018, he will begin seeing patients at his new practice, CornerstoneDermatology & Surgery Group. For more information, contact Cornerstone Dermatology at (816) 287-1528 or visit www.cornerstonedermatology.com. Follow along with our practice on Facebook (CornerstoneDermatology & Surgery Group) and Instagram(@cornerstonederm).