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Free Screening Encourages Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention

(Pictured L to R) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Board-Certified Dermatologists: Eileen Trokhan, MD; Sharon Scherl, MD, Chief of Dermatology; Miriam Fishman, MD; Michele Grodberg, MD.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center recently offered its free, confidential annual skin cancer screening to men and women in the Bergen County area. Nearly a dozen board-certified dermatologists and physicians volunteered their time and clinical expertise to the 100-plus people who registered for the free exam.

“Most skin cancers are curable when caught early and that is why early detection is so important,” said Sharon Scherl, MD, Chief of Dermatology at Englewood Hospital.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and according to a leading skin cancer prevention agency, one in five Americans will develop the disease during their lifetime.

 
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.