KCPT’s Local Show May 16 to focus on melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. This week, we present the live, hour-long special: More Than Skin Deep. Dermatologists and medical experts will be available to answer questions both on air and in our KCPT Phonebank.

On this special edition of The Local Show, at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, KCPT partners with the producers of the national public television documentary, More Than Skin Deep, to tell the story of skin cancer. During this one-hour special you’ll also have a chance to speak to area dermatologists in the KCPT phonebank to address your own medical concerns. And we’ll take your calls with a panel of medical experts live on the air.

Joining Nick Haines in the studio:

Dr. Gary Doolittle M.D.
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Glenn Goldstein M.D.
Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Kelly Klover
Outpacing Melanoma Foundation, Co-Founder

More Than Skin Deep is the informative, engaging and emotional story of skin cancer in America as told by patients, families, doctors, researchers, nurses, advocates and educators.

There will be more cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year than all other cancers combined. Kansas and Missouri have two of the 10 highest state death rates from melanoma, according to a 2010 EPA study.

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