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Find out April 6 at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s free skin-cancer screening

On Saturday, April 6, student members of the Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) will host a free skin-cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street in Scranton.

Several area dermatologists will screen individuals for skin cancer. Walk-ins are welcome.

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Fortunately, unlike other cancers, it is highly preventable and treatable,” said Brandon Bombar, a second-year student organizer. “The goal of this screening is early detection. Dermatologists will perform exams and determine if there are any suspicious areas that require follow-up or treatment. We also want the community to remember that, as the weather gets warmer, it is important to consistently apply sunscreen and be mindful of sun safety.”

While people with light skin, hair or eye color; freckles or moles; a family history of skin cancer; and/or chronic exposure to sunlight or UV light may have a greater risk of skin cancer, everyone has some risk and should be screened.

The Dermatology Interest Group at Geisinger Commonwealth seeks to raise awareness of and encourage medical student interest in the specialty of dermatology through educational seminars with guest speakers, faculty and dermatology residents. This is the eighth free skin-cancer screening hosted by the school.

Please call 570-207-3683 if you have any questions. On the day of the event, please call 570-558-4250 to secure a time slot.

About Geisinger
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GCSOM Free Skin Cancer Screening 2019
Seen from left are Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students Lauren Skudalski, Tara Fritz, Brandon Bombar and John Orr.
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