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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Medical Student Volunteers Needed

UTMB Dermatology will provide free skin cancer screening in Galveston this Saturday (May 10) from 10 am to 1 pm at the Family Healthcare Center, 3828 Avenue N. The UTMB screening is part of a national effort, coordinated by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society, to educate the public about the benefits of early skin cancer detection. UTMB dermatologists will screen for cancerous or precancerous growths. Patients who require further attention will be referred to their own physicians for follow-up care. The clinic will provide sunscreen samples, a list of dermatologists who practice in the Galveston/Houston area and literature on how to spot suspicious skin growths. At last year’s screening in Galveston, 149 people were examined with 41 being referred for follow-up care.

If you are able to help with the screening this year (and won't be traveling home for Mother's Day on Sunday), please email Dr. Sharon S. Raimer (UTMB Dermatology Chair) at sraimer@utmb.edu and let her know. Please also bring your white coat.