New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.
The free skin cancer screening program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd from 12 pm to 3:30 pm at the Wantagh Park Pool, which is located on 1 King Road in Wantagh, just off of Merrick Road. Residents will be served on a first come, first served basis; no appointments are required. Screenings will be conducted by trained physicians, including Dr. Jeff Ellis and Dr. Amy Slear from Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, and doctors from Stony Brook Dermatology.
According to CCMAC, one in five people will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is the fastest growing cancer in America, claiming one life every hour. People of all ethnic backgrounds and races can get skin cancer. One blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles melanoma risk later in life.
Residents who would like more information about the free skin cancer screening program on August 22nd should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.