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Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center to hold free skin cancer screening
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Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center will host a Skin Cancer Screening event Tuesday, May 17, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Center’s location, 18947 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Rehoboth Beach.
Residents who do not already have a dermatologist are eligible to participate in this free event. Pre-registration is required by calling Debbie Campbell RN, MSN, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator, at (302) 645-3169.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Ninety percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun. Skin cancers are highly treatable when detected early, but can become disfiguring and even deadly if allowed to grow.
About Tunnell Cancer Center
Beebe Healthcare established Tunnell Cancer Center in 1995. It has received the Commission on Cancer's highest accreditation with commendation as a comprehensive community cancer center. Its clinical specialties are medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology. It also offers a multidisciplinary approach for planning all cancer treatment. Nearly 200 patients visit the center each day.
Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.