Philadelphia, PA – October 29, 2020 – Local board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Davida Krupnick of Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, has joined the fight against skin cancer by offering free and potentially life-saving skin cancer screenings
at her office on South Broad Street on select dates during the month of November.
Dr. Krupnick will conduct the free screenings by appointment only with the goal of educating the population about the importance of early detection and skin health. According to the American Cancer Society, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year than all other cancers combined.
Risk factors for the development of skin cancer include: Sunlight exposure, blistering burns in childhood (even one can double the risk of melanoma), indoor tanning beds, and having greater than 50 moles. Everyone is at risk regardless of age, sex, or skin color.
Melanoma usually forms in skin that has been exposed to damaging sunlight, but it can form anywhere. Preventive measures consist of using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and wearing wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses that block UV radiation. When melanoma is diagnosed in its early stages, treatment is less invasive. In fact, sometimes treatment can be as simple as a surgical procedure during a doctor’s visit.
For more information or to schedule your free skin cancer screening with Dr. Krupnick, please call 888-895-3376.
About Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners (PDP) is the region’s fastest growing dermatology practice with 21 Southeastern Pennsylvania facilities. Since 2012, PDP has been dedicated to providing exceptional and leading-edge dermatology services to patients with its growing and talented team of medical practitioners. PDP specializes in the detection and treatment of skin cancers and treats a full spectrum of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. PDP is one of the only practices in the region offering Mohs surgery, a state-of-the-art treatment for the removal of skin cancer in certain situations. For more information, visit www.padermpartners.com or call 610-288-2908.