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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, but appointments are preferred because space is limited. 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.

“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 Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, as well as from across the state and the nation. The school also has over 440 graduate medical students in 24 residency programs and 19 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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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