EMPORIA (KSNT) – With more than 700 Kansans affected by melanoma each year, local Masons and the Midwest Cancer Alliance are joining forces to combat cancer by holding a free cancer screening October 17th. The event includes a machine called a DermaScan that highlights abnormalities on your face that could possibly lead to something more severe.
The DermaScan machine is used as an informational tool to educate participants about sun damage. Doctors from KU Med will provide the actual free skin and prostate screenings. The screening is funded by the Kansas Masonic Foundation and hosted by members of the Emporia Masonic Lodge.
“About 25 percent of the people that come in, we notice something that needs further follow-up,” says Midwest Cancer Alliance’s Hope Krebill. “We have actually been able to identify melanoma and other skin cancers during these events.”
That’s why Krebill and the Emporia Masonic Foundation are holding a free cancer screening for any Kansan.
“For over 40 years the masons have long supported the fight against cancer,” says Kansas Mason Dave Hendricks.
The screening is Saturday from 9 a.m.until noon at the Emporia Masonic Lodge.You don’t need an appointment and you don’t have to live in Emporia to get checked.