Doctors at South Shore Skin Center to Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Area Hospitals

Cohasset, MA (PressExposure) April 27, 2009 -- On Thursday, May 7th from 5 to 7 p.m., Dr. Ramzi Saad, Dr. Richard Eisen and Dr. Katherine Ayers of South Shore Skin Center will provide skin cancer screenings at South Shore Hospital, 55 Fogg Road (Route 18) in South Weymouth. The screenings are free, but appointments are required. Contact South Shore Hospital at (781) 340-8239 to make an appointment or for more information.

On Tuesday, May 19th from 6 to 8 p.m., Dr. Ramzi Saad, Dr. Richard Eisen, Dr. William Stocker and Dr. Katherine Ayers of South Shore Skin Center will provide free skin cancer screenings at Jordan Hospital, 275 Sandwich Street in Plymouth. Call Jordan Hospital at (508) 746-2000 to make an appointment.

“Last summer it was reported that some of the wealthiest communities on the South Shore have the highest skin cancer rates, in some cases more than double the number expected,” explained Dr. Ramzi Saad. “Malignant melanoma (skin cancer) can spread to other parts of the body, but it often may be cured in its early stages. Early detection is key.”

South Shore Skin Center advises folks to take these preventative measures:

Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and other UVA/UVB sources, such as tanning beds. Use ample amounts of sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it is cloudy. Wear large framed or wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eye area. Have your skin checked by a dermatologist regularly. Note any moles or other spots on the skin that have changed. Have them checked as soon as possible.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more.  The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. 

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711.  For more information, visit their website at                                                     

About South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center
Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts' most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm
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