Naples, FL, November 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery will be offering free skin cancer screenings for new patients in the Southwest Florida community on Monday, November 18th at their Downtown Naples office, located at 261 9th Street South. Provider, Chethana C. Gottam, M.D., FAAD will be performing the skin cancer screenings for new patients from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those who wish to take advantage of this opportunity need to make an appointment by calling 239-216-4337.
“Almost 90 percent of skin cancers are preventable, and if detected early, in many cases these cancers are highly curable. Early detection is the key to proper and successful treatment of most skin cancers,” -Chethana C. Gottam, M.D., FAAD.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and the number of patients diagnosed each year is steadily growing. More than 90 percent of all skin cancer cases are due to an overexposure to sunlight. Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery wants to help those in the Southwest Florida community who are at risk for excessive sun exposure by offering the opportunity for a free screening to detect for signs of skin cancer.
“Eighty percent of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma, and Florida has the second highest rate of melanoma cases in the United States,” Gottam adds. “It is extremely important for Florida residents, especially those who may be overexposed to the sun, to obtain a skin cancer screening from a certified professional.”
For more information or to make an appointment for a free skin cancer screening, visit www.riverchasedermatology.com or call (239) 216-4337.
About Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is Southwest Florida’s largest and most comprehensive skin center. Founded in Naples, Florida in 2000 by Andrew T. Jaffe, MD, Riverchase has maintained its initial vision of providing the best comprehensive skin cancer, dermatology and cosmetic surgery services for over a decade. The caring and skilled providers at Riverchase use the latest techniques and equipment to diagnose and treat a wide range of skin disorders and cosmetic concerns. Riverchase has many convenient Southwest Florida locations in North Naples, Downtown Naples, Marco Island, Fort Myers, Downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port. In addition, Riverchase also has two Spa Blue MD locations offering aesthetic spa services in North Naples and Fort Myers. For more information, call 1-800-591-DERM (3376) or visit their website at www.riverchasedermatology.com.