Mary Beth Cole, MD, will provide free skin cancer screenings on Friday, Oct. 12 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 (HMC).
“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.”
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.
Space is limited. Please register ONLINE or call 706-272-6114 for an appointment.
If you would like to attend this event and need interpretation services and/or auxiliary aids, please indicate when registering.
HMC is in the process of building Peeples Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art facility. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Some of the plans for the facility include: enhanced radiation therapies, including the Varian® Truebeam linear accelerator and 4-D CT Simulator; personal guidance for patients through every step of their care; patient and community resource center; boutique for wigs, appearance consultations and personal accessories; healing arts program, including integration of art, music and support therapies; bistro featuring coffee, smoothies, snacks and a comfortable seating area; and a reflection room for quiet contemplation and moments of relaxation.