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Salem Regional Medical Center offering skin cancer programs, free screenings

The complimentary exams will be in Salem throughout May.
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Salem Regional Medical Center (Photo provided)

SALEM — May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is inviting area residents to attend free community programs on skin cancer prevention and detection.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but most skin cancers are both preventable and treatable when detected early. 

SRMC's programs will be provided by Linda Camp, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Monday and May 11, Dr. Camp will present “Preventing Skin Cancer,” a free community seminar. Participants can attend either program, which will be held at SRMC in the Tower Conference Room, located on the ground floor.

Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m. so that attendees can view educational displays, followed by Dr. Camp’s presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Camp will discuss how to protect your skin from the sun, types of skin cancer and when to see your doctor about skin changes. 

Attendees must pre-register by calling SRMC at 330-332-7439. Seating is limited to 25 participants per session due to social distancing requirements, and a face mask is required upon entry to the hospital.

Also this month, Dr. Camp will also offer complimentary skin cancer screenings at her office, SRMC Plastic Surgery, 2094 E. State St., Suite G.

Exams will be provided by appointment only on the following dates:

  • Monday, 8 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 
  • May 10, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • May 17, 8 a.m. to noon
  • May 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • May 24, 1 to 4 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling SRMC Plastic Surgery at 330-332-7383.