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Free skin cancer screenings June 9 in Trumbull

Friday, May 27, 2022

TRUMBULL, CT (May 27, 2022) – Free skin cancer screenings will be provided by physicians from Yale Medicine and Bridgeport Hospital on Thursday, June 9, from 4 - 7 pm, at Park Avenue Medical Center, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull, Smilow Cancer Hospital Surgical Specialty Center, Level 1. The screenings are by appointment only. Call 888-357-2396.

Nearly 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day and an estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. However, the five-year survival rate for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is 98 percent when detected and treated in its early stages.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community. www.bridgeporthospital.org

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