ORANGE CITY – On July 25, nearly 60 community members came to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial for a free skin cancer screening. Of those, 21 were advised to see a specialist for care and nine needed biopsies.
“More than 2.2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. That is a large number of people, and unfortunately, that number is expected to continually rise,” said Mohamad Masri, MD, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Oncologist/Hematologist and one of the physicians who performed the free skin cancer screenings. “It is a common misconception that you cannot die from skin cancer, but the unfortunate truth is that one person dies from melanoma almost every hour. That’s why it is important, especially for Floridians who are often out in the sun, to watch for changes in your skin and get an annual skin screening.”
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.fhfishmemorial.org.
On July 25, nearly 60 community members came to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial for a free skin cancer screening. Here stands the team who provided the free screenings, from left to right: Barbara Bittner, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Cancer Care Navigator; Diana Depaolo, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Cancer Institute Patient Care Liaison; Mohamed Masri, MD, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Hematologist/Oncologist; Beth Tramer, Advanced Dermatology Medical Assistant; Sommer Manera, Advanced Dermatology Physician Assistant; Ann Decarr, Florida Hospital Deland Cancer Institute Cancer Care Navigator; and Mike Brantley, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Radiation Oncology Manager.