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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Provides Free Skin Cancer Screening on Melanoma Monday

CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 2, 2012) – Morton Plant Mease physicians and other health care practitioners will participate in Melanoma Monday, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage early detection of skin cancers. This will be the 16th annual Morton Plant Mease Melanoma Monday event offering free skin cancer screenings to the community. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than one million cases diagnosed annually. Florida residents are particularly at risk due to year round exposure to UV rays. 

Morton Plant Mease will provide the free skin cancer screening on May 7, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

Morton Plant Hospital

Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion

Meeting Rooms A&B

455 Pinellas Street

Clearwater, Florida

To make an appointment, call (727) 953-6877. Space is limited and registration is required. Please wear loose fitting clothing to the screening. Examination is limited to exposed skin only.

Melanoma is the most-life threatening form of skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates about 120,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year and 9,000 people die from melanoma each year. Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for men and sixth most common for women.

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. 

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at


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