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Putnam Hospital Center Hosts Free Skin Cancer Screening

Posted: 5/23/2016

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. with more than 8,500 Americans diagnosed each day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, has seen its rates double from 1982 to 2011, with an estimated 144,860 new cases projected for 2016.

Putnam Hospital Center, in cooperation with the American Academy of Dermatology, will host a free, skin cancer screening from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 in the hospital’s Wagner Cancer Pavilion, 670 Stoneleigh Ave.

Three dermatologists on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center will conduct the screenings.

Space is limited so registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.

For more information and/or to register, please call Health Education Coordinator Sarena Chisick at 845-279-5711 ext. 6263 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or via email schisick@health-quest.org

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