Over 500 people attend Euromelanoma Screening in Cork, Ireland

More than 500 people attended a free skin cancer screening clinic in the Dermatology Out Patients Department of South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Saturday 9h of May 2015. The event was organized by Dr Michelle Murphy, Consultant Dermatologist, SIVUH, as part of Euromelanoma and she was assisted by Consultants Dr Johnny Bourke, Dr Cate Gleeson, Dr Michael O’Connell (South Infirmary, Cork) and Dr Gillian Gibson (Bon Secours Hospital, Cork), Dermatology registrars Dr Veronika Dvorakova and Dr Siobhan McCarthy and the nursing team of Ester Hazelwood, Carmel O’Sullivan, Audrey Hourihan, Elaine Riordan and Louise O Sullivan.  Euro-Melanoma is a pan-European prevention campaign against skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.  The screening day serves to highlight awareness of skin cancer amongst the general public and to encourage self checks for new or changing skin lesions.