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Skin cancer education and prevention lunch'n'learn

Event Details

Start Date:  July 31, 2013
Start Time: 12 pm
End Time: 12:30 pm
Location: DiSepio 201
Phone: 814-472-2783
Email: mkrimmel@francis.edu

Join the DiSepio Institute for a 'lunch and learn' event about Skin Cancer Education and Prevention on Wednesday, July 31, from 12-12:30 pm. Listed below are some facts regarding skin cancer, as well as how to register for the event.

  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.
  • Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  • From 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma increased by 800 percent among young women and 400 percent among young men.
  • The majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50.
  • Just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year boosts the risk almost another two percent.

Among people ages 18 to 29 who have ever used a tanning bed and were diagnosed with melanoma, 76 percent of those melanoma cases were attributable to tanning bed use

These are just some of the facts associated with the risk of developing skin cancer, and the importance of preventing it!

If you would like to learn more, please join us on Wednesday, July 31, from 12-12:30 p.m. in DiSepio, room 201 for an educational presentation on Skin Cancer Education.

Michelle Beck, PA-C, will be presenting on the definition of skin cancer, discuss the risk factors, common presentations, and briefly touch on the common types and how each is treated. She will also review the importance of sun exposure, especially during the summer months, and conclude with prevention.

If you would like to attend this 'lunch and learn", please call or email 814-472-2783 or mkrimmel@francis.edu. Pre-registration is required. Please feel free to bring your lunch to this event. This event is free and open to the public.

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.