2013-05-15 / What's Happening

Free skin cancer screening May 25

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million cases of skin cancers are diagnosed each year. With summer just around the corner, the best way to lower the risk of skin cancer is to practice good sun safety and have your skin examined on a regular basis.

West Virginia University Hospitals-East and local dermatologist Erik Hurst, MD, will be offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Dorothy McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus.

Pre-registration for this program is required and the screening is limited to the first 75 callers. To register or for more information, contact Jesi Graham at 304-264-1232.

This free skin cancer screening service is being offered as a community service of the WVUH-East Regional Cancer Program, which is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons.

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