May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and dermatologists at Penn Medicine want to spread the lifesaving message of early skin cancer detection and screening by offering free skin cancer screenings in Philadelphia.
Date: Saturday, May 19 2012
Time: 8 am to Noon
Location: Department of Dermatology at the Ruth & Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., First floor, Suite 1-330S (South Pavilion), Philadelphia
Know the Facts about Skin Cancer
- More than 2 million non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed annually.
- Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the two most common forms of skin cancer, but both are easily treated if detected early.
- Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer.
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults aged 20 to 29.
- The American Cancer Society recommends a skin cancer-related checkup and counseling about sun exposure beginning at age 20.
Register for this free skin cancer screening sponsored by Penn Dermatology and Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center by calling 215-662-2737.
Appointments are required and space is limited.
Want to learn more about skin cancer and melanoma? Register for CANPrevent Skin Cancer, a free conference about skin cancer prevention sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center.