Skin screen: Free skin-cancer checks in Bay Ridge

Medical know-how: Bay Ridge doctors armed locals with medical known-how and gave free skin cancer screenings at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center on May 24.
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It was just what the doctor ordered!

Bay Ridge doctors offered free skin cancer screenings at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center at Bay Ridge on May 24. It was a chance for local physicians to lend a helping hand to those who may not normally walk through their practices’ doors, said one organizer.

“We’re really rooted in the community and we just wanted to give something back,” said Donna Kouros, who helped organize the event with the Bay Ridge Skin and Cancer practice. “And with everything going on with health care right now, we wanted to give the community some free help.”

Southern Brooklynites flocked to the Seventh Avenue center between 90th and 92nd streets for free medical advice from local physicians including Dr. Sydney Butts and Dr. David Biro on ways to protect your skin — whether out in the sun or indoors. They also offered tips on things to keep in mind when visiting a dermatologist, and lectured on the latest in skin cancer treatment.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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