April 18, 2003

Two VUMC skin cancer screenings set for May

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Dr. John Zic examines a patient at last year’s skin cancer screening. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Two free skin cancer screenings will be held at VUMC in May, which the American Academy of Dermatology observes as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.

The first, a community-wide event held in conjunction with the local chapter of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Nashville Dermatological Society, will be Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in 1955 TVC. No appointment is required for this screening, which is open to the public. Free parking will be available in the TVC garage. For more information about this screening, phone 936-5855.

The second screening will be for Vanderbilt staff, faculty, and students only, and will be held the morning of Wednesday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. The number to call for an appointment, which is required for this screening, is 343-0300.

VUMC Dermatology faculty and resident physicians will donate their time at both screenings; dermatologists from the community and from other institutions will also participate in the May 3 community-wide event.

The American Cancer Society recommends regular full-body skin exams for everybody over the age of 20.