Seven minutes that can save your life


May 8, 2009

Penn Medicine News Release

Penn Medicine dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings on May 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at the new Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Appointments are necessary and space is limited. Call 215-662-2737 to make a reservation and for more information. The screening is sponsored by Penn Medicine's Department of Dermatology and the Abramson Cancer Center."At last year's skin cancer screening, Penn dermatologists examined 235 patients," says Christopher Miller, MD, assistant professor of Dermatology and director of Dermatologic Surgery at Penn Medicine. "Of that amount, 115 patients required additional treatment. That high number shows' why it is so important to take advantage of an opportunity to have a dermatologist check your skin for any signs of cancer."
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