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MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

May 29, 2013
Contact: News Office (415) 502-6397

WHAT: The UCSF Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings. No appointment is necessary and no insurance is required.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will take approximately 30 minutes.

WHERE: Castro Mission Health Center
3850 17th Street at Noe Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

WHY: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than three million skin cancers diagnosed annually in some two million people in the United States. More new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than the combined totals of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of skin color or general health. Many can be easily treated when detected early.

The event is co-sponsored by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener who will be present at 11 a.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media interested in attending, please reply in advance of the event to Elizabeth.Fernandez@ucsf.edu. On the day of the event, please contact Damon Lew, UCSF Community and Government Relations, via cell phone at 415-205-9577.

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