The New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program has reached the Washington region. The national campaign is offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients.

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Radiation marks (tattoos) can be very hard to remove after getting cancer treatment.

The New Beginnings: Radiation Mark Removal Program has reached the Washington region. The national campaign is offering free radiation mark removal for cancer patients.

Locally, The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is taking part in the program. "Our board-certified physicians are highly qualified to perform these specialized treatments using state-of-the-art laser systems that are unavailable anywhere else in the metropolitan area," says Tina Alster, MD, the Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.

The program offered year-round and is coordinated by the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS). If you want to take advantage of this opportunity contact the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery to schedule a consultation. You must provide a letter from your oncologist or radiologist that approves the removal of radiation marks and tattoos. The service is open to all cancer patients.

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