London, Ky. (April 30, 2019) – More people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined, with 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer by age 70. In observance of Melanoma Awareness Month, Saint Joseph London will host a Bite Size Learning event to educate the community about the dangers of skin cancer and how you can reduce your risk.
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Laurel County Public Library, located at 120 College Park Drive in London.
Don Morring, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Surgery, will address some of the most common questions about skin cancer. Topics will include the causes of skin cancer, how to spot the early warning signs and symptoms, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Bite Size Learning is an educational series sponsored by Saint Joseph London. Each month, a physician or staff member associated with Saint Joseph London hosts a special lunch-and-learn style presentation on a different health topic to increase awareness and educate the public.
Advance registration for this event is requested. Saint Joseph London provides free box lunches to registered attendees. To preregister, call 606.864.5759.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.
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