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Free skin cancer screenings offered to the public, as warm weather approaches

For release: 4/25/2013

Indianapolis, IN---In order to help consumers determine their risk of skin cancer, Community Regional Cancer Care, part of Community Health Network, will offer free skin cancer screenings in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and dermatologists certified by the American Academy of Dermatology. The screenings will be conducted by appointment only, by calling 800-777-7775.

Cancer screenings will take place on the following dates in May:

May 14, 2013

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community Regional Cancer Care-North

7229 Clearvista Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46256

 

May 14, 2013

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Community Regional Cancer Care- East

Radiation Oncology Department

1500 North Ritter Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46219

 

May 23, 2013

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Community Regional Cancer Care-South

Office of Dr. Venkatesh

1550 East County Line Road, Suite 325

Indianapolis, IN 46227 

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.  More than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year; melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012. The ACS recommends a cancer related checkup by a physician, including skin examination, for people ages 20 or older.

 Health experts recommend the following tips for preventing skin cancer:

·            Limit or avoid exposure to the sun during midday hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

·            Wear a hat that shades the face, neck and ears when outdoors

·            Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect skin from the sun

·            Wear sunglasses to protect the skin around the eyes

·            Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher

 

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

 

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Lacey Clifford
Media Relations
Community Health Network
317-621-7441
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