Doctor Paige Bundrick, one of the leading physicians in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, is offering a free skin cancer screening at the Feist Weiller Cancer Center. Last year 80 people showed up for the screening, and this year Dr. Bundrick is hoping to see many more.

Dr. Bundrick explained that she wanted to offer this free service when she saw how successful the LSU Faculty’s head and neck cancer screening program was. Skin cancer is something Dr. Bundrick is passionate about preventing and treating, and she says if skin cancer is caught early enough, there is a good chance that it can be treated and cured.

Dr. Bundrick offers the cancer screenings twice a year. They are free of charge for anyone who comes. The screening is a free service to the public, so no insurance card or method of payment is required to participate. If during the screening something is discovered that requires a biopsy, Dr. Bundrick ensures that the patient can get a procedure scheduled as soon as possible.

Some possible signs of skin cancer are bumps, unhealing ulcers, and unusual shaped or sized moles. According to Dr. Bundrick, skin cancer is very common in Louisiana because so many people who live here participate in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.

That is another reason why Dr. Bundrick likes to do these screenings- it raises awareness about Skin cancer, which is a potentially deadly cancer that most people don’t give a second thought.

If you would like to receive a free skin cancer screening, all you need to do is go to the third floor of the Fiest Weiler Cancer Center on December 11th, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dr. Bundrick is an assistant professor at LSUHSC-S Medical School. If you cannot make the screening, you can make an appointment to see Dr. Bundrick at her clinics at Feist Weiller, University Health, Willis Knighton and Breathe America.