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Get Free Skin Cancer Screening on May 31

UR Medicine Dermatologists to Check for Skin Cancer, Related Problems

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UR Medicine’s Department of Dermatology is joining forces with the American Academy of Dermatology and the Rochester Dermatologic Society to provide free skin cancer screenings 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31. Screenings will be held in the Dermatology Suite at Strong Memorial Hospital, located on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Facility. No appointment is needed.

Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined, according to the American Center Society.

“Sun damage is cumulative and includes exposures that can seem just a part of our daily lives such as walking the dog, mowing the lawn or a trip to the store,” said Marc Brown, M.D., professor of Dermatology and Oncology at UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute. “An annual skin cancer screening can help detect any current problems and also uncovering your risk factors for the future.”

In addition to screening, Brown recommends taking these steps to protect your skin from sun exposure:

A skin cancer screening takes about five minutes and participants each get a written report of any findings, as well as information on skin cancer and skin cancer prevention.

For more information about the free screening clinic, please call (585) 275-3871.

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