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Free skin cancer screenings offered at Smilow Cancer Hospital in Waterford

Friday, April 27, 2018

NEW LONDON, CT – April 27, 2018 – Free skin cancer screenings will be available at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford on Monday, May 7, from 5 to 7:30 pm. The care center is located at 230 Waterford Parkway South.

The screenings will be conducted by Yale Medicine Dermatology and dermatologists on the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Screenings are by appointment only. To reserve an appointment, please call 860-271-4617.

The five-year survival rate for melanoma when detected and treated in its early stage is 98%. Nearly 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

Funding for these screenings are provided by the annual Jackson King Memorial Golf Tournament.

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