Just in time for summer sun season, the physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine are offering FREE skin cancer examinations. The free screening is to raise awareness of skin cancer and sun safety generally, and identify any potential skin problems you need to be aware of.
No appointment is necessary, and medical insurance is not required.
This is a walk-in event next Friday, May 19th, 1pm to 5pm.
The skin cancer exams are by the physicians of the Department of Dermatology at Weill Cornell.
Skin Cancer FAQ’s
- Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.
- Melanoma, the most deadly form of all skin cancers, incidence rates have been increasing for at least 30 years.
- Melanoma occurence rates in Caucasians are 5 times higher than in Hispanics and 20 times higher than in African Americans.
- Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common forms of skin cancer.
- Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have cure rates approximating 95% if detected early and treated promptly.
Weill Cornell Medicine-Dermatology is at 1305 York Avenue, between 69th and 70th Streets, on the 9th FLoor