(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff )
SIKESTON -- A Kirkwood medical student is pulling the Sikeston community together to increase the chances of detecting skin cancer earlier.
As part of his community integration project, Andrew Pelikan -- a third-year medical student at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- is reaching out to local beauticians and barbers, asking them to scan their clients for possible skin cancers.
"So many skin cancers arise around the neck, face and ears," Pelikan explained. "A lot of the skin cancer is really important to catch early."
Pelikan has visited about six different Sikeston-area barber and/or beauty shops and provided them pamphlets about possible physical signs of skin cancer.
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