New York-Presbyterian Hospital Offers Free Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screenings

CONTACT:    Joan PennTracy Hickenbottom



NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Offers

 Free Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screenings

A Free Screening Could Save Your Life

WHAT:      NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s

Dermatology Department will offer free melanoma/skin

cancer screenings at three locations, with special outreach to firemen

and -women since

there has been a large increase in the number of melanomas diagnosed in

firefighters in

recent years. “It’s our way to thank them and to let them know we care

about their health

and well-being,” says NewYork-Presbyterian’s Desiree Ratner, MD, chairperson

for the

Greater New York Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening initiative.  Springtime


the sun into our lives, and the first Monday in May has been designated

as “Melanoma

Monday” to remind the public of the potential for harm that unprotected

exposure to the

sun’s rays can have.

WHEN:     Saturday, May 19, 2001 (Times for

each location listed below)

WHERE:  Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 12th Floor

161 Fort Washington Avenue (at 165th Street)

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

New York Weill Cornell Medical Center

Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Room 301

520 East 70th Street (at York Avenue)

9:00 AM to 12 Noon

Columbia-Presbyterian/Eastside, 3rd Floor

16 East 60th  Street  (at Madison Avenue)

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

WHY:       To educate the public

about the dangers of melanoma/skin cancer, to promote early

diagnosis and treatment, and to save lives.

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CONTACT, Dermatology Department, Desiree Ratner, Melanoma Monday