Cancer Center Holds Annual Skin Cancer Screenings

For immediate release: May 27, 2015

Skin Cancer Screenings

Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, CCRC, OCN, clinical research nurse, Cancer Center; Margot Spies, BSN, RN, OCN, oncology nurse navigator, Cancer Center; David Smack, MD; Michael DelTorto, MD; Donald Stranahan, Jr., MD; and Jeanie Scott, CTR, tumor registry coordinator.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. In an effort to promote early detection of skin cancer, the Cancer Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently held free skin cancer screenings at the Center. Screenings were provided by Michael Del Torto, MD, David Smack, MD and Donald Stranahan, Jr., MD, the program director of the skin screening.

The screenings were open to the public and uninsured and underinsured were encouraged to participate. As a result, 70 participants - from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Wicomico Counties and Delaware - were screened and referrals for follow-up care and testing were made as needed.

For information about future skin cancer screenings hosted by the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health, call 410-820-6800.