Bernards Township Health Department Offers Early Detection Skin Cancer Screenings

Submitted by the Bernards Township Health Department

The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled two dates, Tuesday, July 15th and Tuesday, August 12th, for its annual Skin Cancer Screening. This is offered to local residents who are not currently under the care of a dermatologist.

According to the Health Officer, Lucy Forgione, “Research shows about 800,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with skin cancer every year, making it the most common form of the disease.  Fortunately, it is one of the easiest of all cancers to detect and it is the cancer that is treated most successfully”.

This program, conducted by a board certified dermatologist, will include a full body exam, and prevention information in conjunction with the guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology.  All participants will receive a copy of their screening results.

Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Bernards Township Health Department located at 262 South Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge or by phone at 908-204-2520.  The screening will take place at the Fellowship Village Wellness Center in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township on Tuesday, July 15th AND on Tuesday, August 12thfrom 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The suggested donation is $10 for residents of Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Peapack-Gladstone, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Chester Borough. The suggested donation for non-residents is $20 which is used to cover the cost of supplies.

            The Bernards Township Health Department is a Contractual Health Agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, call 908-204-2520 or visit www.bernardshealth.org.


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