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Published on October 02, 2012

Free Skin Cancer Screening at Mercy Primary Care

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2012):  Attend a free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, October 16, between 9 and 11 a.m. The screening is sponsored by Nazareth Hospital’s Community Outreach Department and will be held at Mercy Primary Care, 1407 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fair-skinned men and women aged 65 and older, and people with atypical moles or more than 50 moles, are at greater risk for developing melanoma. People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Risk factors vary for different types of skin cancer, but some general risk factors are having:

  • A lighter natural skin color.
  • Family history of skin cancer.
  • A personal history of skin cancer.
  • Exposure to the sun through work and play.
  • A history of sunburns early in life.
  • A history of indoor tanning.
  • Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun.
  • Blue or green eyes.
  • Blond or red hair.
  • Certain types and a large number of moles.

Appointments are required; space is limited. Call today to reserve your spot. 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).

Christy A. McCabe

Director, Marketing Communications
215.962.9893
cmccabe@mercyhealth.org
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215.335.6000

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