Hamilton Medical Center to sponsor free skin cancer screening

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mary Beth Cole, MD, will provide skin cancer checks at a free event sponsored by Hamilton Medical Center on Friday, May 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Murray County Health Department. Cole is pictured with her staff members. From left are Melissa Barton, Jo Combest, Christie Rainey, Janice Helton, Cole, Mitzi Hughes, Martha Paez, Monica Wheeler, MLE, and Rosa Alvarado.
Mary Beth Cole, MD, will provide skin cancer checks at a free event sponsored by Hamilton Medical Center on Friday, May 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Murray County Health Department. Cole is pictured with her staff members. From left are Melissa Barton, Jo Combest, Christie Rainey, Janice Helton, Cole, Mitzi Hughes, Martha Paez, Monica Wheeler, MLE, and Rosa Alvarado.  

 DALTON, Ga.  – Mary Beth Cole, MD, will provide free skin cancer screenings on Friday, May 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Murray County Health Department, 709 Old Dalton Ellijay Road, in Chatsworth. The event is sponsored by Hamilton Medical Center.

“Although skin cancer rates have been increasing during the past decade, the good news is that you can do a lot to help protect yourself,” said Cole. “Sun protection and skin cancer screenings help reduce the risk of invasive skin cancer. If caught early, skin cancer is very treatable.”

Cole is a board-certified dermatologist serving medical, surgical and aesthetic needs in the northwest Georgia area. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Medical Association. She is trained in the medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as skin cancer, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and more.

A native of northwest Georgia, Cole received her dermatology training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Prior to residency, Cole attended medical school at Mercer University, where she was awarded membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is a magna cum laude graduate of North Georgia College and State University (now University of North Georgia) where she received her bachelor degree in biology.

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early.

Please call 706-272-6114 by Thursday, May 1 for an appointment.