A Successful Skin Cancer Screening Event — Plus, Reminders to Keep You Safe This Summer

COE at UVACC 2023 Skin Cancer Screening EventAn important community service event was recently held for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, May 13, more than 260 patients attended the free skin cancer screening event hosted by members of the UVA Health Department of Dermatology and UVA Health Cancer Center.

“This event is important because it allows us to educate people about skin cancer prevention and detection,” says dermatologist Mark Russell, MD. “We always find skin cancer that people didn’t know they had, allowing them an opportunity for early treatment, which is associated with better outcomes.”

This year, 87 patients were referred for suspected precancerous and cancerous skin lesions. Some of these patients may not have had access to this specialized care if it weren’t for this free event. “Thank you to the faculty, residents, medical students, nurses, access staff, and volunteers who came together to serve our community,” says Dr. Russell.  Read More>



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