Free skin can­cer screen­ings

Record Observer - - Senior Satellite -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, skin can­cer is the most com­mon of all can­cers with roughly 3.5 mil­lion cases of basal and squa­mous cell skin can­cer di­ag­nosed in the United States an­nu­ally. It is es­ti­mated that more than 73,000 cases of melanoma — a more dan­ger­ous form of skin can­cer — will be di­ag­nosed in the U.S. in 2016.

To pro­mote early de­tec­tion of skin can­cer, free skin can­cer screen­ings are be­ing of­fered through­out the re­gion.

• Satur­day, May 7, 9 a.m. to noon, Kent County Health De­part­ment, 125 Lynch­burg St., Ch­ester­town. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call An­drea Ed­wards, RN, at 410-778-7970.

• Thurs­day, May 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Eas­ton Der­ma­tol­ogy As­so­ciates, 403 Marvel Court, Eas­ton. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for this lo­ca­tion; to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call the Can­cer Cen­ter at Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Re­gional Health at 410-820-6800.

• Thurs­day, June 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dorch­ester County Health De­part­ment, 3 Cedar Street, Cam­bridge. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for this lo­ca­tion; to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, call the Can­cer Cen­ter at UM Shore Re­gional Health at 410-8206800.

All screen­ings are open to the public. Un­derin­sured and unin­sured are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Vol­un­teers who re­cently com­pleted the Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice pa­tient care train­ing, from left, are Mary Kay O’Neill, Ch­ester­town; Pat Un­ruh, Ch­ester­town; Deb­bie Holden, Ch­ester­town; Ter­rie Farmer, Cen­tre­ville; Jean Kader, Wye Mills; Randy Craw­ford, Ch­ester­town; Jeff Grot­sky, Ch­ester­town; John Groves, Rock Hall; and Bev­erly Jones, Kennedyville.

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