The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) has officially launched New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program, a national philanthropic campaign offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients.
‘The ASLMS membership includes very generous and caring medical professionals who believe they can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients across the US through their time and expertise,’ said Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC, President of the ASLMS. ‘My practice is proud to participate.’
Over 100 board-certified ASLMS members have volunteered to remove radiation marks (i.e. tattoos) absolutely free of charge for cancer survivors so that they can have the new beginning they deserve. The number of ASLMS members signing up to participate in the program is growing by the day.
‘This national campaign provides a unique opportunity for ASLMS members to rally around a good cause, pro bono laser treatment for cancer patients with radiation marks,’ said Eric F. Bernstein, MD, Program Founder. ‘My practice has been offering this free procedure for years. It is very humbling to witness hundreds of colleagues from the around the country so eagerly volunteering for this initiative.’
To ensure that patients are receiving the very best treatment, all participating physicians are board certified and ASLMS members in good standing.
Patients who wish to take advantage of this special offering must simply contact the nearest participating physician to schedule a consultation. Patients must provide the physician with an official letter from their oncologist or radiologist approving the removal of any radiation marks or tattoos.
This free service is open to all cancer patients and is not limited to breast cancer or lymphoma survivors. The program will be offered year-round.