Free Skin Cancer Screenings Offered May 6 at Smilow Cancer Hospital in Waterford

New London, CT – Free skin cancer screenings will be available at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford Monday, May 6, from 5 to 7:30 pm. The care center is located at 230 Waterford Parkway South.
The screenings will be conducted by Yale Medicine Dermatology and dermatologists on the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital medical staff.
Screenings are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 860-271-4617.
The five-year survival rate for melanoma when detected and treated in its early stage is 98%. Nearly 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
Funding for these screenings are provided by the annual Jackson King Memorial Golf Tournament.

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Lawrence + Memorial is a private not-for-profit, general, acute care hospital that has been serving patients since 1912. L+M is licensed for 280 beds, employs more than 2,000 people and serves 10 shoreline towns between Rhode Island and the Connecticut River, as well as the residents of Fishers Island, NY, in its primary service area. Now part of Yale New Haven Health, L+M is the only hospital in eastern Connecticut with a newborn intensive care unit. It is also the only area hospital able to perform emergency and elective angioplasty.