Section: Saint Barnabas Medical Center News

Free Skin Cancer Screenings Held During June


Livingston, NJ -- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Based on current statistics from the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed yearly in the United States but if detected early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated. Regular examination of the skin by you and your doctor increases the chance of finding and curing melanoma.

Throughout June, a series of free skin cancer screenings will be presented in partnership by The Department of Psychosocial Support Services, Cancer Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and area dermatologists including Cheryl Citron, MD; Susan Ellis, MD; Daniel Groisser, MD; Noushin Heidary, MD; Christopher Sciales, MD; Stephanie Silos-Badalamenti, MD, PhD; and Shari Sperling, MD.

The screening dates and times are June 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 am and 2:00 to 4:00 pm; June 14 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm; June 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 to 4:00 pm; June 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and June 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 to 4:30 pm. All screening will take place at the Atkins-Kent Building (across from Saint Barnabas Medical Center), 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 302, West Orange, NJ.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those with abnormal-looking or changing moles. The skin cancer screenings are available by appointment only. Registration is required by calling the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123.

Date: May 28, 2013

Contact: Samantha Anton
Assistant Director, Marketing/Public Relations

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