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.
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
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
email@example.com. Interpreters are available by advance request. Please call 240-566-4370
no later than Wednesday, May 3 to request an interpreter.