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SVMHS Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

SALINAS, CA, July 10, 2013- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is offering free skin cancer screenings for members of the community who are underserved and uninsured. Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be treated successful if detected early. Local physicians R. Lofgren, MD, Jeremy Silk, MD and Aimee Paik, MD, will perform full body exams free of charge. Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System will also provide information on skin cancer prevention and how to spot the warning signs. 

Free skin cancer screenings are open to community members who do not have insurance coverage and have not been seen by a dermatologist in the past 3-9 months. “We are hoping to reach people who do not have easy access to this kind of early cancer detection,” says Clinical Manager Bernadette Lucas-Burch, RN, BSN at SVMHS Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Early detection and treatment can save lives.” 

The public event can accommodate the first 110 people who register. Participants must register in advance by calling 759-1890. 

What: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Skin Cancer Screening 

When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013  

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm 

Where: SVMHS Education Center, 611 Abbott Street, Suite 201, Salinas CA 

Cost: Free for eligible participants.             

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