MedStar Health Cancer Network to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

May 22, 2019

Screenings and Education at Three Locations in Honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month

BALTIMORE—In honor of Skin Cancer Prevention Month in May, MedStar Health Cancer Network is offering free adult skin cancer screenings and education at three locations in the Baltimore area.

The screenings and education will be offered on May 30 at MedStar Harbor Hospital in south Baltimore, on June 5 and June 12 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in eastern Baltimore County, and on June 26 in Harford County at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

A oncology-certified nurse or nurse practitioner will conduct an exam to look for any suspicious lesions and, if any are found, refer the person to a dermatologist for follow up and diagnosis. The nurses will also educate participants on sunscreen use and sun avoidance.

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. One in five Americans will develop the disease by age 70, and The American Cancer society estimates that the number of new melanoma cases diagnosed in 2019 will rise.

Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is often caused by excessive sun exposure. A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns.

Skin screenings can help detect cancer in its earliest stages, when there is less chance that it has spread to other parts of the body, and there is a better chance of being cured.

Registration is required. Slots are limited. Call 443-777-7603 to register.

 

BALTIMORE CITY
MedStar Harbor Hospital
Harbor Primary Care Center
Thursday, May 30, 1 to 3 p.m.
3001 South Hanover St
Outpatient Center, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21225

 

BALTIMORE COUNTY
MedStar Franklin Square
Weinberg Cancer Institute
Wednesday, June 5, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.
9103 Franklin Square Dr., Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD 21237

HARFORD COUNTY
MedStar Health Bel Air
Medical Campus Cancer Center
Wednesday, June 26, 9 a.m. to noon
12 MedStar Blvd.
Bel Air, MD 21015

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About the MedStar Health Cancer Network

The MedStar Health Cancer Network, comprised of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor, and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals, represents a true collaboration in oncology care. Our dedicated team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and cancer support staff collaborate to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of cancer patients and their families throughout the greater Baltimore region. Our goal is to provide evidenced-based, quality care with a focus on service and easy access.

The Cancer Network has recently been granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Network is committed to delivering the highest standards of care—this national endorsement further validates the quality of care its experts provide to cancer patients in the Baltimore community.

Our oncology experts provide all the cancer treatments you expect, plus some you might not. Treatments are always supported or driven by the latest research, including such sophisticated offerings as CyberKnife radiation, leading clinical trials, targeted therapies, and minimally invasive surgery—endoscopic, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted. Our physicians, including a dedicated orthopaedic oncology team, are specially trained to treat complex cancers. Our seamless oncology care is backed by electronic medical records and top support services like genetic counseling and cancer rehab.

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-274-2496
[email protected]

Carrie Wells
Public Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569 
[email protected]

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