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Free Skin Cancer Screening on May 4

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Saturday, May 4
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

UCSF Department of Dermatology
1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA

In honor of National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, the UCSF Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings this Saturday.

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Elizabeth Marchionne, MD, examines a mole on a patient’s shoulder at a free skin cancer screening at UCSF Department of Dermatology.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than three million skin cancers diagnosed annually. More new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than the combined totals of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of skin color or general health. Many can be easily treated when detected early.

At the 2018 event, UCSF conducted 326 screenings, identifying 17 non-melanoma skin cancers and 30 lesions concerning for melanoma.

Screenings will be performed only to determine the possibility of skin cancer. Medical consultation will not be provided for other skin conditions such as rashes, abrasions, etc. Screenings are open to the public, and you do not need to be a patient of UCSF to attend. Insurance and appointments are not required. All ages are welcome to attend for a screening. Participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Lily Wong, Assistant Director of Community Relations, at Lily.Wong3@ucsf.edu or (415) 476-8318.

UCSF’s Mount Zion Campus is accessible using the Muni lines 38, 38R, 24, 2, and 3.

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