CINCINNATI—The UC Cancer Institute will host a melanoma awareness reception on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, to educate the public about the deadly form of cancer. Free skin exams will be available to attendees.
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and an additional 1 million are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer. Estimates suggest that up to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop non-melanoma skin cancer at least once. Less than 2 percent will develop melanoma.
UC Health melanoma specialists will be onsite at the May 30 event to answer questions and share information about melanoma risks and warning signs. Melanoma survivors will also share their experiences with the disease.
The event will occur at the UC Health Barrett Center, 234 Goodman St., in the second floor lobby from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and complimentary parking is available. For more information, call 513-584-8900.
To learn more about the UC Health melanoma care team, visit cancer.uc.edu.