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May Events Scheduled at the PCSH

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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 and detection.

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 therapies.

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