The best way to overcome a serious medical issue is to catch the problem early. Early detection of cancer and other conditions has saved many lives, and offers patients the best chance of surviving any potentially dangerous or fatal disease.
As part of their commitment to the health of the community, Morrison Community Hospital is offering free skin cancer screenings and free wound care examinations during August. Skin cancer, the most common cancer according to the American Cancer Society, affects more than 5 million people each year. Last year, melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, accounted for over 75,000 cases. Over 10,000 of them will prove fatal. Actinic Keratosis (AK), caused by sun damage, can lead to skin cancer. If you have a spot on your skin that appears rough in texture, swollen, or crusty, it should be evaluated.
MCH’s Wound Care Program provides a holistic, comprehensive approach to wound care management. If you’re having difficulty healing from a surgical incision, or are suffering from a pressure ulcer, you may benefit from a wound care examination.
MCH’s free skin care clinics will be offered Thursday, August 3rd and again on Thursday, August 17th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Screenings and exams will take place at the 303 N. Jackson Street location in Morrison. Appointments can be made at (815) 772-5511.
In addition, Morrison Community Hospital now offers new low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Lung cancer is the #1 cause of death from cancer in the U.S. This simple, painless test doesn’t involve blood work or injections. If certain criteria are met, Medicare Part B and some commercial insurances cover a lung cancer screening. Orders from other providers for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening will be accepted.
Your health is your greatest asset. For information about lung cancer screenings, contact Cindy Johnson, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist at (815) 772-5511.
Morrison Community Hospital
303 North Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270