Fort Myers, FL, April 09, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Drew Kreegel will offer complimentary skin cancer screenings on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery Center, 16410 Health Park Drive, Suite 200 in Fort Myers.
The outdoor lifestyle that brings people to the Sunshine State also means greater exposure to the sun – the primary cause of skin cancer.
“We know that all skin cancers are highly curable if detected early,” Dr. Kreegel said. “The five-year survival rate for a patient diagnosed with melanoma is 91 percent. If the cancer is detected while still in a localized stage, that rate jumps to 98 percent,” Kreegel added. “We want to ensure that we are catching the disease in its earliest stages.”
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all cancers diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are found each year. In 2010, nearly 70,000 people were diagnosed with Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. As with all cancers, early detection is the key to successful treatment.
To see if you are at risk or for more information about scheduling an appointment for a screening, please call (239) 343-9777.
About Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery
Under the direction of Medical Director, Drew A. Kreegel, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon with over 20 years experience, Kreegel Aesthetics’ skin care team includes a licensed esthetician certified in microdermabrasion and advanced medical peels. Kreegel Aesthetics offers a wide array of non-surgical medical spa treatments in a comfortable environment as well as cosmetic surgical procedures performed in a state-of-the-art licensed and accredited surgical facility.