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.
During May and June, free skin cancer screenings will be presented in partnership by The Melanoma Center at Saint Barnabas; the Department of Psychosocial Support Services, Cancer Program at Saint Barnabas; and area dermatologists including Emily M. Altman, MD, Cheryl S. Citron, MD, Marcelyn K. Coley, MD, Brian C. Machler, MD, Rohit I. Nijhawan, MD, Christopher W. Sciales, MD, Stephanie A. Silos-Badalamenti, MD, PhD, and Shari Y. Sperling, DO.
Screenings will take place during the following dates and times at the Atkins-Kent Building (across from Saint Barnabas Medical Center), 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 401 West Orange, NJ:
May 4; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm
May 6; 12:00 to 4:00 pm
May 15; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 18; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
May 20; 12:00 to 4:00 pm
June 4; 8:30 to 11:30 am
June 11; 8:30 to 11:00 am
All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those with abnormal-looking or changing moles. The skin cancer screenings are available by appointment only and registration is required. To make your appointment, please call the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123.
Contact: Samantha Anton, Assistant Director Marketing/Public Relations
April 1, 2015
For Immediate Release