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Frederick Regional Health System to Host Free Skin Cancer Health Seminar

05-03-2017

On Wednesday, May 10, Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS)’s Women’s Health Services & Oncology Services will host a special skin cancer health awareness seminar. This free community event will feature topics on prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.

Event: Protect the Skin You’re In: An Educational Seminar on Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Skin Cancer

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Location: Women’s Center at Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick, MD 21703

Registration Info: Visit our event calendar, or call Trish Reggio at 240-215-1447 or preggio@fmh.org.

Featured Speakers: Dawn Sharer, CRNP, Frederick Dermatology Associates; Dr. Elizabeth Liotta, Dermatologist; and Dr. Patrick Mansky, Director of Medical Oncology, Oncology Care Consultants

FRHS hosts a number of monthly education seminars on women’s health. Past events have included topics like breast health, pelvic health, and heart health. After each event, attendees evaluate the seminar and suggest topics they’d like to know more about—one of those topics was skin cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon. It’s the most common cancer in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and the sixth most common cancer for women.

“We know that women make 90-some percent of healthcare decisions for their families,” says Trish Reggio, MSN, RN, women’s health patient navigator at FRHS. “It’s really important that women gain education to not only help themselves but also their families—their children, their significant others, their aging parents. They can help make a difference in their lives, too.”

During the seminar, experts will address the basics of skin cancer—skin abnormalities to look for and how to do a skin assessment—prevention tips like wearing sun screen, and advanced care treatments offered at FRHS. Featured speakers will also address the prevalence of skin cancer in Frederick County. Women (and men) of all ages in the Frederick community are welcome to attend this free event.

To register for the event, visits fmh.org/calendar, or contact Trish Reggio at 240-215-1447 or preggio@fmh.org. Interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4370 no later than Wednesday, May 3 to request an interpreter.

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