Each year, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of their lifetime.
In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and educate the public about its signs and symptoms, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is offering free skin cancer screenings performed by board-certified dermatologist Mordechai Tarlow, MD, FAAD. The free screenings will be offered on Thursday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood.
Registration is required as space is limited. To register for the free screening day or for further information, please call the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouthsoutherncampus.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.