Ocean Medical Center to Host Skin Cancer Safety Talk

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 840-4279

Ocean Medical Center to Host Skin Cancer Safety Talk

Now that summer is upon us and the weather is sunny and warm, many of us want to spend as much time outside as possible. It is especially important to consider skin health when spending time outdoors during the summer months, however.

Because of this, Ocean Medical Center will hold a Skin Cancer Safety event on August 7. Led by Avery Kuflik M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, this talk will focus on sun safety tips, skin changes to look for, and other important factors related to good skin health.

More than 2 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer this year alone. It is estimated that an additional 76,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma this year as well.

To help prevent the development of skin cancer and other sun exposure-related conditions, heed the following sun safety tips: limit your time outside when the sun's rays are strongest, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; apply sunscreen rated at least SPF 15 every two hours; and wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses when spending time in the sun.

For more sun safety tips and information about skin changes to look for, attend Dr. Kuflik's talk on August 7 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Conference Room A at Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd. in Brick, NJ 08724. Registration for this free event is required and can be completed by calling 1-800-DOCTORS.

About Ocean Medical Center

Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center has begun a four-level Master Facility Plan that will transform the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.