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April 29, 2010

St. Nicholas Hospital Holds a Free Skin Screening

Sheboygan, Wis.—St. Nicholas Hospital will co-sponsor a free skin screening with the Regional Cancer Collaborative, Mary Hendrickson Johnson Foundation, and the American Cancer Society on Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., in recognition of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®.

Have you noticed a new growth on your skin, a discoloration of your skin, or a mole that has changed color or has an irregular border?

More than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year.  The most serious skin cancermalignant melanomawill kill nearly 8,420 people this year.

Fortunately, most skin cancers, including melanoma, can be cured if detected early.  According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, most Americans don't know the warning signs of melanoma and only about one-third examine their skin for signs of skin cancer.

Jeffrey Herold, MD, and Kevin Myers, MD, will volunteer their time to provide skin screenings.  Jennifer English, APNP, will assist with the skin screenings. Each screening consists of an educational session and examination of a person's specific area of concern.

The screening is FREE. Space is limited so a full body screening will not be performed. Please allow 60 minutes for an educational session and examination of your specific area of concern. Registration is required. To register, call 920/459-4636 or [Click Here].

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Assistant
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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