News | Published May 18, 2017

Free cancer screening for under- and uninsured

Mount Nittany Health will offer a free skin cancer screening event on Saturday, June 24 for community members who are un- or under-insured.

Free Skin Cancer Screening
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (by appointment*)
Ground floor (Radiation oncology department)
Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion
Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 East Park Avenue, State College, PA

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers in the United States and chronic disease, such as cancer (melanoma in particular), was identified as a priority area by Mount Nittany Health’s 2016-2019 community health needs assessment.

Symptoms of skin cancer may include, but are not limited to**:

  • A flesh-colored, pearl-like bump or a pinkish patch of skin.
  • Red firm bump, scaly patch, or a sore that heals and re-opens.
  • A mole that has irregular borders, varying colors, is changing, or is larger than the size of a pencil eraser.  

Early detection can lead to more successful treatment.

** Source: American Academy of Dermatology (