For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2013
Southcoast Health System offers free skin cancer screenings in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Before the summer begins, get your skin checked by a dermatologist and know the signs of skin cancer. Southcoast Health System is offering free skin cancer screenings on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, 506 Prospect Street, Fall River.
Dermatologists Ronald Schneider, MD, a dermatologist with Southcoast Physicians Group Dermatology, and Richard Waldman, MD, are physicians who specialize in the treatment of skin disease and disorders. Drs. Schneider and Waldman will conduct the screenings and provide information on skin cancer prevention and services provided by Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care for cancer patients. Pre-registration for the screening is required as space is limited. To register, please call 800-497-1727.
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and can have different appearances depending on the type of growth. "Skin cancer is directly related to sun," Dr. Schneider said. "Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and from tanning beds are the primary cause of skin cancer. Too much exposure to UV rays can also cause sunburn, eye damage and premature wrinkles."
The American Cancer Society recommends a cancer-related checkup, including a skin exam, when you have your regular health exams. For more information about skin cancer, visit www.southcoast.org/summer/skin.html.