Thursday, May 4 at noon
Dr. Mark Hammonds: Skin Cancer Awareness
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common type
of cancer in the United States, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the
sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from
tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is
called melanoma. The good news is that skin cancer can almost always be
cured when itandrsquo;s found and treated early.
Join Dr. Mark Hammonds of King Dermatology at the Peitz Cancer Support
House on Thursday, May 4 at noon to learn more about skin cancer prevention
Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Lattanzi: Targeted Therapies
Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that block the
growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules that
are involved in the growth, progression, and spread of cancer. Targeted
therapies are currently the focus of much anticancer drug development.
They are a cornerstone of precision medicine, a form of medicine that
uses information about a personandrsquo;s genes and proteins to prevent,
diagnose, and treat disease. Many targeted cancer therapies have been
approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat specific types
of cancer. Others are being studied in clinical trials, and many more
are in pre-clinical testing.
Join Dr. Stephen Lattanzi of BRMC Medical Specialists at the Peitz Cancer
Support House on Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p.m. to learn more about targeted
Wednesday, May 17 at 1 p.m.
Threads of Hope
Join us for a special meeting of Threads of Hope, and learn how to crochet
with Kim Smith, or learn how to alter and repair clothing with Marion Olson.
Anyone in our community with an interest in any type of needlework is invited
to join the Threads of Hope group at the Peitz Cancer Support House. Attendees
may knit, crochet, sew, quilt or do any type needlework - or may just
want to learn how!
The group offers lots of encouragement and support as attendees spend time
at their weekly meetings, and they may just learn a new stitch or two.
Threads of Hope meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the PCSH.
For more information about any of these events or to register, call the
PCSH at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or email Melissa Hudson, PCSH Coordinator, at