GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation has joined forces with ELIH to providepatients with skin cancer assessment and education. Nurses examine the skin of all patients as they enter the hospital and, historically, assessing the skin for bed sores. Now ELIH nurses will also evaluate the skin of all patients for skin lesions and
This initiative is momentous because more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. It is estimated one in five will develop skin cancer. Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, claims one person every hour. Mollie's Fund successfully implemented this program in 2017 at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
For 113 years, Eastern Long Island Hospital has provided essential healthcare to the North Fork and Shelter Island. When part of Stony Brook Medicine, they will continue to strive to combine advanced technology with compassionate caring and personal attention for all residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island.
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SOURCE Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation
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