FREE full-body skin screening offered by Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center + Lixia Ellis, MD, PhD, board-certified dermatologist of Dartmouth Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and American Academy of Dermatology in Bennington, Vermont [#FREESkinScreening #BenningtonVermont #AllThingsFREE]
Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center will offer a FREE full-body skin screening from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.
The screening is offered in partnership with Lixia Ellis, MD, PhD, a board-certified dermatologist of Dartmouth Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and with the American Academy of Dermatology, and will take place at SVMC Dermatology, 140 Hospital Drive, Suite 205, in Bennington, Vermont.
An appointment is required. Leave a message including your name and daytime telephone number at 802-440-4264 to schedule an appointment. Appointments fill quickly based on the order of calls.
While open to anyone, the screenings are offered especially for people with no insurance or with high deductibles. Those who have risk factors for skin cancer, have never had a screening, and want to learn more about preventing and recognizing skin cancer are especially encouraged to schedule.
“Cases of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, are more prevalent in this area. While melanoma is one of the most serious forms of skin cancer, if detected and treated early the survival rate is 98 percent. If it metastasizes to the lymph nodes, however, the odds of survival decline significantly.”
– Lixia Ellis
SVMC offers FREE skin cancer screening: