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Atrium Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings in May

MIDDLETOWN, OHIO, April 7, 2014 – In honor of Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Atrium will host a free skin cancer screening event on Wednesday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The best defense against this disease is to find it and treat it early.

Jennifer Ridge, MD, board certified dermatologist, and Nancy Hogan, certified nurse practitioner, will perform these screenings. The screenings will take place in the Women’s Center on the fourth floor of the Professional Building at Atrium Medical Center. Convenient parking is available in lots C and D near the Professional Building entrance. Registration is required by calling (513) 424-7231.  

A skin cancer screening takes approximately five minutes and involves 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.

For more information about Cancer Care services available at Premier Health, visit www.PremierHealth.com/cancer