Paris teen raising awareness for skin cancer

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PARIS, TX-- A Paris High School student is informing the community and bringing awareness to the most common cancer, skin cancer.

Sophomore Shikha Prakash has made her it mission to inform residents, through her project Operation: Save Your Skin, of the easy and necessary precautions to prevent skin cancer.

She says she got the idea this past summer after she noticed her friends began to tan indoors more often.

Thursday night, Prakash hosted the first annual free skin cancer screening at Texas Oncology Paris.

Prakash says while skin cancer is the most common, it's also the most preventable.

"After I started researching, I was like I really need to do something about this so that's why I've dedicated my year to informing the public, educating them and just spreading awareness," said Prakash.

If you'd like to learn more on Shikha Prakash's project, she'll have a booth at Christmas in Fair Park on Saturday.

You can also like her Facebook page Operation Save Your Skin.