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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Three Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Fairfield

Dec 19, 2010 09:43PM

Dr. Jason McBean, Dr. Ivan Cohen and Dr. Elizabet Smith of Cohen Dermatology Associates and CancerCare volunteers

Three Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Fairfield

Three free skin cancer screenings to be performed by a team from Cohen Dermatology Associates of Fairfield have been arranged by CancerCare of Connecticut at Penfield Beach in Fairfield June 25, July 16 and August. 6. The team—Dr. Jason Bean, Dr. Ivan Cohen and Dr. Elizabeth Smith—performed similar screenings for nearly 300 individuals last year at Jennings Beach in Fairfield.

 Skin cancer is curable when treated in its earliest stages. But fewer than one-third of us examine our skin and more than half don’t know the signs of melanoma. The screening process is short and simple and shows you how to detect suspicious moles or growths on your own.

 Says Dr. McBean: “More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer. Screening is an early way to detect pre-malignant lesions as well as possible skin cancers.”

 CancerCare of Connecticut provides free professional support services to anyone in Connecticut affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by Master’s level oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

 Screenings will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Penfield Beach, Fairfield on June 25, July 16, and August 6. Find out more about CancerCare of Connecticut by calling 203.854.9911 or at