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City of Hope to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings on July 16

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Antelope Valley Medical Center and City of Hope have teamed up to offer free skin cancer screenings to the community on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City of Hope Community Resource Center, 44151 15th Street West, Lancaster. The screening is painless and takes only a few minutes.

Doctors may examine arms, legs and above the chest or other areas that are of concern to participants. Participants should wear short-sleeved shirts and shorts to have their arms and legs examined.

In addition to the free screenings, there will be a bounce house for kids, food trucks and educational presentations by City of Hope physicians Dr. Ji Kim, a radiation oncologist, and Dr. Hans Schoellhammer, a surgical oncologist.

"Skin cancer is the most common cancer, with one in five Americans developing it over the course of their lifetime," said Dr. Kim. "Fortunately, many skin cancers can be cured if they are detected and treated early.