Ravens to offer free skin cancer screenings before tomorrow night's game

September 26, 2012|By Andrea K. Walker

The Baltimore Ravens will offer free skin cancer screenings before tomorrow night's game against the Cleveland Browns to help raise awareness about melanoma, the most common kind of skin cancer.

Melanoma kills one American every hour, but can almost always be cured if caught early. Maryland ranks 11th in the country for incidence levels of the disease.

Screening tets will bet set up from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. before the game at M&T Bank Stadium. The screenings will be done by licensed dermatologists. Educational materials will also be given out.

Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was diagnosed with melanoma but the disease was caught with early screening. Cameron has also developed a public service announcement that will air on Ravens’ television networks and on the RavensVision videoboards during the game.

The screenings are part of an initiative with the national awareness campaign Melanoma Exposed.



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