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New Study Shows Alarming Rise in Skin Cancer Rates
Englewood Hospital Offers Free Screening to Help Combat Deadly Disease

(Englewood, NJ, May 8, 2012) – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and according to a recently-released study, this dangerous and deadly epidemic has grown dramatically since 1970. Researchers with the Mayo Clinic now report women, ages 18 to 39, are eight times more likely to develop skin cancer, while men in the same age group are four times as likely to develop the disease.

In recognition of “Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” Englewood Hospital is taking action to highlight the importance of prevention - urging the community to take advantage of a free skin cancer screening. Participants will have access to Englewood Hospital’s board-certified dermatologists and physicans who will perform a close physical exam to identify any significant lesions. To register for an appointment, call 1-866-980-EHMC.

What: Free Skin Cancer Screening

When: 4:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, May 23

Where: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

How: Register for an appointment: 1-866-980-EHMC

 

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.