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WVU CANCER CENTER, WVU HEALTHCARE TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING

Posted on 5/1/2013

HSC 2020 Strategic Plan Priority: Deliver high quality, effective patient-centered care

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University and WVU Healthcare will offer free skin cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Cancer Center. Advance registration is required by May 10. Call 304-598-4500 to make an appointment.

Participants will be asked to complete a form describing their medical and sun exposure history and will be examined by a physician. If anything suspicious is found during the five-minute exam, the patient will be referred for a dermatology appointment.

“The good news about skin cancer is that it is nearly 100 percent curable when annual skin cancer screenings are performed by a physician and the cancer is detected early,” Rodney Kovach, M.D., chief of the WVU Section of Dermatology in the WVU Department of Medicine, said. “Our annual skin cancer screening is an opportunity to continue raising awareness about skin cancer and to remind and encourage people to follow advice on how to protect their skin.”

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