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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Provided by Dr. Metlis Through Hannibal Regional Medical Group Bookmark

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Over the past few decades, more people have been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. In 2018 it is estimated that over 178,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed.

Some risk factors for skin cancer include a lighter natural skin color, reddish hair, family history of skin cancer, history of indoor tanning, history of sunburns (especially early in life), and skin that burns, freckles, or reddens easily. “If you have any of these risk factors, you should see a doctor for a skin cancer screening at least once a year,” says Dr. Schuyler Metlis with Hannibal Regional Medical Group. “Catching cancer early often allows for more treatment options, and if you have skin cancer, finding it early is the best way to make sure it can be treated with success.”

Beginning in April and going through June, Dr. Metlis will be hosting free skin cancer screenings throughout the region. The screenings are free, however space is limited and an appointment is required. Dr. Metlis will be available for screenings on the following dates and times:

  • Shelbina: April 6th - 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Call (573) 588-4131 to schedule.
  • Monroe City: April 6th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Call (573) 735-2506 to schedule.
  • Hannibal: April 23rd - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm or May 9th – 8:30 am - 11:00 am. Call (573) 629-3500 to schedule.
  • Louisiana: May 25th - 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Call (573) 754-5555 to schedule.
  • Bowling Green: May 25th - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Call (573) 324-2241 to schedule.
  • Canton: June 21st - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Call (573) 288-5360 to schedule.

As part of Hannibal Regional, the Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is a growing multi-specialty physician group continuing to expand primary and specialty care services to meet the health needs of northeast Missouri residents. HRMG family and specialty physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunizations, screening tests and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hannibal Regional Medical Group has locations in Bowling Green, Canton, Hannibal, Louisiana, Monroe City, and Shelbina, as well as an Express Care clinic in Hannibal.