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38 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 Cancer Watch Beebe mm']ks success With skin cancer screening Beebe Medical Center held a free skin cancer screening last month for National Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Detection and Pre- vention Month. The screening was conducted by Beebe Medical Center surgeon James E. Spellman, M.D., and plastic surgeon Bruce Topoi, M.D., at the Tunnell Cancer Cen- ter in Lewes. , Fifty-five individuals participat- ed in the free skin cancer screen- ing which was held by appoint- ment only at the Tunnell Cancer Center. During the screening, one squamous cell carcinoma was identified, and 21 others were re- ferred for medical treatment for various non-cancer related skin ailments. Peo Over 600,000 new cases of skin tones, cancer are reported every year, family making it the most common form melano of cancer. Fortunately, skin Cancer careful is one of the most curable forms plete s of cancer when it is discovered person 1 early, skinned It is estimated that one Person in bursts 100 in the United States will de- ends or velop melanoma during-his or her Phys lifetime. Delaware's melanoma people, average is greater than the nation- tive clo al average, and Sussex County has sun. Ch the highest rate of the three coun- ties. Some believe the statistic is the result of increased occupational and recreational sun exposure in Sussex County residents: James Spellman, M.D., right, uses a special magnifying glass to examine a patient during Beebe Medical Center's re- cent skin cancer screening. Briefly Chemically dependent meetings scheduled A Chemically Dependent Anonymous (CDA) group meets each Monday and Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. in Beebe Medical Center's cafeteria. For more information, call 645-3311. A CDA group also meets at Dry Dock in Angola at 8 p.m. on Fridays. Beebe hosts weekly Alateen, AA meetings Alateeri, a fellowship of young people whose lives have been af- fected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend meets SECOND WIND A second wind is a phenomenon characterized by a sudden transition from fatigue or distress during the early portion of prolonged exercise, to a more comfortable, less stressful feeling later in exercises. Submitted by Robert Cairo, licensed physical therapist, Tidewater Physical Therapy, 945 5111. Sundays at 8 p.m. in the Physi- cians Dining Room at Beebe Med- ical Center. Alcoholic Anony- mous meets in Beebe Medical Center's Cafeteria at 8 p.m. on Saturday s , Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 645-3311. e who hax;e light skin air hair and who have a member who had a na need to be particularly and should have a corn- :in exam each year. The :t greatest risk is the light- . indoor worker who gets ff sunlight during week- holidays. cians also recommend year sunblock and protec- hing when exposed to the ldren should always wear sunblock when playing outside in warm weather. Prevention is the best protection against skin can- cer. The only way for a person to know for certain if he or she has skin cancer is to see a physician. Too much exposure to the sun can lead to a number of skin prob- lems, such as red, scaly patches. These are unsightly and can be- come cancer. It may be necessary for physicians to sample such skin tissue for microscopic examina- tion to determine if the skin is cancerous. Regardless of skin type, it is wise to do a monthly self-examination to note any moles, blemishes or birthmarks. People who notice any changes in size, shape or color, or if a sore does not heal, should see their physicians without delay. Early detection of skin cancer is essen- tial in saving lives. For more information regarding skin cancer, call the Tunnell Can- cer Center at 645-3770. " Feeliug $1"ufl:ed Today's Answer to tomorrow's Health Challenges Samples Available 100% retail Money Back guarantee CALL 227-2839 for details Announces Delbert J. Kwan, M.D. has joined the practice for expanded urological services, including: Female Urological Problems Kidney Stones including Lithotripsy Prostate Problems Diagnosis 8 Treatment of Cancers in the Urinary Tract" Male Sexual Dysfunction Children's Urological Problems Urinary Incontinence Male Sterilization Disorders of Male Reproduction including Infertility