Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan partnered with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg and Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology to provide 80 free skin cancer examinations to constituents and Nassau County employees.
During this second annual series of free screenings, 52 residents were examined at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology’s Woodbury offices on July 8. During a session hosted in partnership with County Executive Laura Curran, 28 Nassau County employees were screened in the minority caucus wing of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building on July 19.
“Since the most important function of a dermatologist is to diagnose skin cancers early, Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology was happy to participate in Legislator Lafazan’s free skin cancer screenings event,” said Dr. Eve Lupenko of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. “Several basal and squamous cell carcinomas were identified as well as many pre-cancerous lesions. We recommend that everyone has a complete check from head to toe at least once per year; sooner if they have a history of skin cancer, or if any old moles change or if any new ones come up that just don’t look right.”
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. However, it is highly treatable when detected early through routine examinations like those we offered this summer,” Legislator Lafazan said. “I am deeply grateful to Dr. Steven T. Greenberg, Dr. Eve Lupenko, the dedicated staff at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology and County Executive Curran for continuing to support these potentially life-saving efforts.”
Submitted by the Nassau County Legislature Minority Caucus