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Skin Cancer Screenings

Free Event Saturday, May 10


Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it is more prevalent in Santa Barbara County at 8.2 percent than in the state, which averages 5.8 percent. As such, Cottage Hospital is offering free skin cancer screenings as well as skin cancer prevention education this weekend. The event, which is sponsored by the Cottage Health System and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, is aimed at those who do not have access to such medical services. Anyone over 20 years of age is eligible; no appointment is necessary, but the event is first come, first served. Information will be available in both English and Spanish. The screening takes place Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-noon, at S.B. Cottage Hospital, 400 West Pueblo Street. For more information, call (855) 247-9355.

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