Is it a mole, a freckle or something more serious?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Find out March 25 at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s free skin-cancer screening

On Saturday, March 25, student members of the Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) will host a free skin-cancer screening from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street in Scranton.

Several area dermatologists will screen individuals for skin cancer. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred because space is limited. Please call 570-207-3683 and leave a message to reserve your appointment and find out if you are at risk for skin cancer.

Callie Medin, a second-year student who is helping to organize the event, said, “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Fortunately, unlike other cancers, it is highly preventable and treatable.”

Eduardo Ortiz, a second-year student organizer said, “The goal of this screening is early detection. Dermatologists will perform exams and determine if there are any suspicious areas that require follow-up or treatment. We also want the community to remember that, as the weather gets warmer, it is important to consistently apply sunscreen and be mindful of sun safety.”

While people with light skin, hair or eye color; freckles or moles; a family history of skin cancer; and/or chronic exposure to sunlight or UV light may have a greater risk of skin cancer, everyone has some risk and should be screened.

The Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth seeks to raise awareness of and encourage medical student interest in the specialty of dermatology through educational seminars with guest speakers, faculty and dermatology residents. This is the sixth free skin-cancer screening hosted by the school.

Please call 570-207-3683 and leave a message to make an appointment.

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PHOTO CAPTION: The Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will host a free skin-cancer screening on Saturday, March 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street in Scranton. Interest Group members, from left, are Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students, Eduardo Ortiz, second-year medical student; Callie Medin, second-year medical student; Sungat Grewal, fourth-year medical student; and Kasondra Hartman, second-year medical student.

TCMC Media Contact:

Elizabeth Zygmunt
Director of Media and Public Relations 
Office: 570-504-9687
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