Skin Cancer Screenings

April 29, 1997

In an effort to catch skin cancers while they can still be cured, local hospitals will offer free screenings throughout May where dermatologists will advise people whether to seek additional care for skin blemishes, moles and discolorations.

Melanoma is one of the most deadly forms of cancer -- killing 7,300 people each year in the United States -- yet most Americans don't know its warning signs. Free screenings are being offered across the country in a campaign organized by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Following are the screenings to be held in metropolitan Baltimore:

Carroll County General Hospital from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 15 and May 19. Call 848-2244 to register.

Franklin Square Hospital from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 9. Call 682-7900 to register.

Good Samaritan Hospital from 9 a.m. to noon on May 10. Call 532-3838 to register.

Howard County General from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on May 20. Call 740-7750 to register.

Chatham Mall Wellness Center from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on May 21. Call 740-7750 to register.

Inwood Wellness Center-Glenwood from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on May 22. Call 740-7750 to register.

Johns Hopkins Hospital from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5. Call 955-4940 for more information.

North Arundel Hospital from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 13. Call 787-4367 to register.

Northwest Hospital Center from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. on May 6 and May 21. Call 521-5968 to register.

Sinai Hospital from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 8. Call 601-9999 to register.

St. Agnes Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon on May 10. Call 368-2967 to register.

Bel Air Athletic Club from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 16. Call 800-515-0044 to register.

Beards Hill Plaza from 1: 30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on May 23. Call 800-515-0044 to register.

University of Maryland Medical Centerfrom 9 a.m. to noon on May 1. Call 328-4300 to register.

Veterans Administration Medical Centerfrom 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5. Call 605-7318.

Pub Date: 4/29/97

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