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Atrium Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Middletown, Ohio, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – In honor of National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Atrium will host two free skin cancer screening events in May. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The best defense against this disease is to find and treat it early.
The first screening, sponsored by Wright State Physicians, will be held on Tuesday, May 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The second screening will be held on Wednesday, May 12, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Jennifer Ridge, MD, board certified dermatologist and Nancy Hogan, nurse practitioner, will perform this screening.

Skin cancer screenings take approximately five minutes and involve a head-to-toe skin assessment. A health professional looks for suspicious areas, such as discolored or misshapen moles. People with possible skin cancer or precancerous conditions will be referred either to their family physician or to a dermatologist for further tests.

Both screenings will take place in the Heart Failure Center on the second floor of the Professional Building at Atrium Medical Center. Convenient parking is available in lots C or D near the Professional Building entrance.

An appointment is required. To register, call CareFinders toll free at (866) 608-FIND (3463).