USF offers free Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings

Tampa, FL (April 20, 2011) — USF Health physicians from the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery will offer free first-come, first-serve skin cancer screenings to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at the University of South Florida Medical Clinic, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL  33612.

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday, which kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  The purpose is to raise awareness about melanoma as a potentially deadly skin cancer and to encourage early detection. With early detection, melanoma has a high cure rate.

For more information, please call (813) 974-4744. 

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