Free skin cancer screenings
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.
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.