Health Department Offers Two Skin Cancer Screening Dates

Annual program aids in the early detection of skin cancer.

Because of demand, the Bernards Township Health Department will offer two dates for its annual Skin Cancer Screening – Wednesdays, July 20 and July 27.

The screenings are offered to local residents who are not currently under the care of a dermatologist.

The program, conducted by a board-certified dermatologist, will include a full-body exam and prevention information in conjunction with the guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology. All participants will receive a copy of their screening results.

Pre-registration is required and can be done in person at the Bernards Township Health Department at 262 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. 

The screening will take place at the Fellowship Village Wellness Center in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 27.

The suggested donation is $10 for residents of Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Peapack-Gladstone, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Chester Borough. The suggested donation for non-residents is $20. to cover the cost of supplies.

According to Cheryl C. Komline, MS, RD, Public Heatlh Nutritionist with the Bernards Township Health Department, 800,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with skin cancer every year, making it the most common form of the disease. She also pointed out that it is the easiest of all cancers to detect and can be treated very successfully.

Call 908-204-2520 for more information.


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