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Early detection of skin cancer cells can save you from the necessary removal of parts of your body and potential painful death. Sure it’s no fun to think about, but think about it anyway: skin cancer has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer. But survival depends on detection.

The good folks at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake — along with the DFW Dermatological Societies, American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society — are making it super simple to detect problems with your skin, this weekend with free screenings from 8 a.m.-noon.

“Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, and melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer — is almost always curable if found at an early stage,” event organizers note. Children under age 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a guardian.

A reservation is recommended. Call 866.764.3627. The hospital is located at 9440 Poppy Drive.