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Parkland Medical Center to Host Free Skin Cancer Screenings

September 03, 2014

Derry, NH – Parkland Medical Center, along with the Lahey Oncology & Hematology is presenting three free melanoma/skin cancer screenings for members of the community this Fall. Three providers are generously donating their time to provide this valuable screening at a location in Derry and Salem, NH. Each screening appointment will be 10 minutes long.

Tuesday, September 23 - Colleen Summers, APRN
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nutfield Professional Building on Parkland Medical Center campus
44 Birch Street, Suite 306
Derry, NH 03038

Tuesday, October 7 - Gabriele Southgate, MD
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lahey Oncology & Hematology at Parkland Salem
31 Stiles Road, Suite 2400
Salem, NH 03079

Thursday, October 9 – Cocav Rauwerdink, MD
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lahey Oncology & Hematology at Parkland Salem
31 Stiles Road, Suite 2400
Salem, NH 03079

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call Consult –A-Nurse Phone line at 1-877-642-2362.

Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Prevention and early detection are the best lines of defense to fight this disease. Risk factors for skin cancer include unprotected exposure to UV radiation, fair complexion, occupational exposures to certain compounds, family history, multiple or atypical moles, and severe sunburns as a child.