University of Oklahoma Football Coach Bob Stoops had some stitches in his cheek when he made a stop in Tulsa Monday. A university official says Stoops had a growth removed and that it was not cancerous. It's being described as a minor surgical procedure.
Coach Stoops, OU women's basketball coach Sherrie Coale, men's basketball coach Lon Kruger and several student athletes made their stop in Tulsa Monday afternoon as part of an OU Caravan tour to thank loyal Sooner fans around the state.
Coaches who spend a lot of time outdoors aren't the only ones at risk for pre-cancerous lesions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
The CDC recommends the following steps for prevention of skin cancer:
Learn what to watch for and how to perform a skin cancer self-exam from the National Cancer Institute.