Florida has the second highest incidence of melanoma in the United States, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In addition, melanoma is responsible for approximately 75 percent of all skin cancers. However, because early detection of skin cancer can mean the difference between life and death, Mount Sinai Medical Center is hosting a Skin Health Awareness Day to provide free screenings to the community.
The event will take place on Thursday, August 15, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. Mount Sinai physicians will administer a complete, non invasive skin check – a visual inspection of moles, freckles, marks and uneven pigmentation.
Participants will also receive a complimentary UV sun detector wristband. Made of environmentally safe silicon, the bracelet monitors the wearer’s exposure to UVA and UVB rays, which lead to premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. The bracelet, which is water and sweat proof, will change colors alerting the wearer to reapply sunscreen or seek shade.
For more information about Mount Sinai Medical Center, visit www.msmc.com. To attend this free event, please RSVP by calling 305-535-3369.