Media Advisory: Free Skin Cancer Screening at UCSF

 

WHAT: In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the UCSF Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings. The event is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and San Francisco Supervisor Christina Olague. No appointment is necessary and no insurance is required.

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will take approximately 30 minutes. Supervisor Olague will be present from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  

WHERE: 1701 Divisadero Street, third floor, San Francisco. 

WHY: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than three million skin cancers diagnosed annually in some two million people in the United States. More new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than the combined totals of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of skin color or general health. Many can be easily treated when detected early.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media interested in attending, please reply in advance of the event to Elizabeth.Fernandez@ucsf.edu. On the day of the event, please contact Damon Lew, UCSF Community and Government Relations, via cell phone at 415-205-9577.