May 18, 2016
Dr. Mark Hammonds to Present Skin Cancer Prevention Seminar
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to get educated about
skin cancer prevention and screening. Some facts about skin cancer from the
American Academy of Dermatology include:
- More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed
in the United States annually.
- Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in
- In 2015, it was estimated that 1 in 50 Americans will develop melanoma
in their lifetime.
- Melanoma incidence rates have been increasing for at least 30 years.
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years
old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young
adults 15-29 years old.
- Melanoma is increasing faster in females 15-29 years old than males in
the same age group.
- The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated
before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.
Guest speaker Dr. Mark Hammonds, a dermatologist in practice at
King Dermatology in Mountain Home, will present
Skin Cancer Prevention and Melanoma Education, a free seminar on Thursday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Peitz Cancer Support House.
Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today! Call (870) 508-CARE (2273),
email Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at
click here to register online.