Pavilion Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
For more than a decade the Albert C.
and Bertha P. Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Center,
located in the West Pavilion building, has been educating
the community and Samuel Merritt College (SMC) employees about
decreasing the risk of cancer by offering free skin cancer
‘We see everyone from 18 years
and older,’ said Leslie Paine, MOT,O.T.R./L , Manager
of Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Center. ‘It’s
for people who are having a hard time seeing their own dermatologist
or whose insurance won’t cover the procedure.’
According to the American Cancer Society
website everyone, regardless of skin color, is at risk for
skin cancer and should protect themselves from the sun. When
getting tested physicians look immediately in three sensitive
spots: behind the ears, on the top of the head, and the back.
Patients should be familiar with their
own skin, especially the pattern of moles, freckles and beauty
marks, and call a doctor if any unusual changes are found.
‘Early detection is key to ensuring
melanomas aren't fatal,’ said Paine.
SMC employees are welcome to make appointments
for the months of June and August. For more information call
the Marstein Center Education & Prevention Center at (510)
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