EVMS offering free skin cancer screening during May
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EVMS offering free skin cancer screening during May


THE SUN IS SHINING AND THE MERCURY IS RISING. WITH THAT THOUGH, COMES THE ADDED RISK OF SKIN CANCER. (TOM) WE TALK ABOUT IT ALL OF THE TIME – AND TODAY – DOCTORS WANT TO GET YOU TALKING. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE OFFERING FREE SKIN CARE CHECK-UPS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S LAURA CASO IS ON YOUR SIDE WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. (LAURA) GETTING YOUR SKIN CHECKED MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE. (LAURA) MAY IS MELANOMA/SKIN CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION MONTH. AND NOW ONE LOCAL WOMAN IS OPENING UP AFTER MELANOMA TOOK THE LIFE OF HER VERY BEST FRIEND. (LAURA CASO) ANN HUPP/SKIN CANCER ADVOCATE “SHE WAS A WIFE AND A MOTHER AND A SISTER AND AN AUNT.” AND A VICTIM OF MELANOMA. ANN HUPP/SKIN CANCER ADVOCATE “SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.” ANN HUPP’S BEST FRIEND IS MARY ‘DIDIDIE’ OSSIE. THEY WERE LIFEGUARDS TOGETHER – FREQUENTED THE BEACH TOGETHER. RUNNING – IT WAS THEIR PASSION – TOGETHER. THEY SHARED A LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS. “SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE DIED” MARY’S HUSBAND SAW A SPOT ON HER HEAD, IT TURNED OUT TO BE MELANOMA AND IT SPREAD. “SHE SHOULD BE HERE, I SHOULDN’T BE TELLING YOU ABOUT MELANOMA.” SO HER BEST FRIEND IS SPEAKING UP, PUSHING OTHERS TO GET SCREENED TO PREVENT THE VERY THING THAT TOOK HER BEST FRIEND’S LIFE. ABBY VANVOOR HEES/CHAIR PEOPLE DEVELOP SKIN CANCERS, BUT CERTAINLY HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS MANY PEOPLE HAVE SPENT MUCH OF THEIR LIVES OUTDOORS.” ACCORDING TO DOCTOR ABBY VANVOORHEES, 1 IN 5 AMERICANS WILL DEVELOP SKIN CANCER, MAKING IT THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES. MOST CAN BE CURED WHEN THEY ARE REMOVED FROM THE SKIN BUT ABBY VANVOORHEES/CHAIR OF DERMATOLOGY, EVMS “THE MELANOMA KIND IS THE ONE THAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS, SO THAT KIND, IF YOU DON’T CATCH IT EARLY, CAN SPREAD INTERNALLY AND CAUSE PEOPLE TO DIE OTHERWISE.” THAT’S WHY EVMS DERMATOLOGY IS OFFERING FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS – A CHANCE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO GET CHECKED.

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