October 27, 2021 - Pottstown, PA -Dermatology Partners is offering free and potentially life-saving skin cancer screenings through the end of November in three of its area offices.
The screenings are available to anyone and are offered at Dermatology Partners locations in Lower Pottsgrove and Upper Merion in Montgomery County and Exeter Township in Berks County.
Cassandra Baier, PA-C in Lower Pottsgrove, Dr. Olga Radkevich-Brown in Upper Merion and Dr. David Manion in Upper Merion and Exeter have partnered with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in the fight against skin cancer to offer the free screenings, with the goal of educating the population about the importance of early detection and skin health.
Baier is offering screenings on select days in her office at 2093 E. High St. in Lower Pottsgrove. Radkevich-Brown and Manion are offering screenings in their office, 200 Mall Blvd. in Upper Merion and Manion is offering screenings in his Exeter Township office, 6 Hearthstone Court.
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 more 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 a free skin cancer screening with Radkevich-Brown, Manion, or Baier, call (888) 895-3376 or visit www.dermpartners.com.
Dermatology Partners has 22 locations throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. Since 2012, Dermatology Partners specializes in the detection and treatment of skin cancers and treats a full spectrum of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.