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Free Skin Cancer Screening Event at Botsford Cancer Center

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 11, 2012)---The Botsford Hospital Cancer Center will host a free skin cancer screening event on Saturday, May 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Botsford physicians will check participants for signs of skin cancer such as melanoma. All are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those with abnormal-looking or changing moles. 
 
"This event is so important because if not caught early, skin cancer can be deadly," says Botsford dermatology resident Dr. Angela McKinney, who will be among the screeners. "Yet," she continues, "if it is caught early, it is highly treatable." 
 
The goal of the event is to make the Botsford Cancer Center's mission of health accessible to everyone. Nicholle Mehr, the center's director explains: "Our mission at the Botsford Cancer Center is to treat cancer with the best technology and highest level of quality of care and to provide the education and tools to catch cancer early." 
 
Those interested should register early as spaces are expected to fill up fast and registration is required. 
 
Date & Time: May 5, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Location: Botsford Cancer Center, 27900 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 
Registration Required: Call (248) 471-8120

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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