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Skin Cancer Awareness Open House

NORWAY, ME -  The Health Information Library at Stephens Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Skin Cancer Awareness open house on June 29, from 10 AM- 2 PM.  Health Educator Chriss Hayden from the City of Portland's Public Health Division will be on hand to discuss causes, risk factors, and prevention of skin cancer.  Attendees will learn how to recognize early warning signs of melanoma and other types of skin cancer as well as how to prevent this common and sometimes deadly disease. Refreshments and free sunscreen samples will be available.

According to the American Cancer Society, "Cancer of the skin is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for about 4% of skin cancer cases, but it causes most skin cancer deaths.  The number of new cases of melanoma in the United States is on the rise.  The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2006 there will be 62,190 new cases of melanoma in this country. About 7,910 people will die of this disease."

The Health Information Library is open to the public Monday-Thursday, from 10 AM- 4 PM and is staffed by a professional librarian to provide patients, students, and the public with the quality health information they need to make good health decisions.  Contact Deborah Clark at 743-1562 x323 or clarkd@wmhcc.org for more details.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.




 

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