Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. Where do you stand?
This May, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery offers free skin cancer screenings at each of their six Southwest Florida locations. Skin cancer screenings are for new patients only and require an appointment.
On Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Riverchase Dermatology offices in Cape Coral and Downtown Naples will host complimentary screenings. On Friday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., patients can enjoy screenings in Fort Myers. On Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the offices in Marco Island, North Naples and North Port will offer screenings. All offices require an appointment and no walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, patients must call 1-800-591-3376.
Riverchase Dermatology hosts annual practice-wide skin cancer screenings for “Melanoma May.” This is the first year they have offered screenings on a Saturday.
What Dermatologists Find During Screenings
There are three types of skin cancer that are usually found during a screening; squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that melanoma kills 8,790 people in the United States annually. Pre-cancerous lesions and rashes are also common problems spotted by the health care providers.
About Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery was founded by Andrew T. Jaffe, MD. Dr. Jaffe’s vision is to provide the most advanced dermatologic services to Southwest Florida, offering a comprehensive approach that would include every available treatment option for skin cancer, general dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Riverchase is now the area’s largest and most comprehensive skin center.
The Riverchase team of professionals uses the very latest techniques and equipment to treat all types of skin disorders, skin cancer and cosmetic concerns in six Southwest Florida locations including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, North Naples, Downtown Naples, Marco Island and North Port.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-591-DERM (3376).