Hospital announces session on skin cancer

JASPER — According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, and one person dies of melanoma every hour.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is presenting “Understanding Skin Cancer and the Importance of Cancer Screenings and Prevention” between 6 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in Jasper. Oncologist Karim Anwar, M.D., will discuss the different types of skin cancer, screening guidelines and tips for prevention.

Dr. Anwar received his medical degree at King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is board certified in medical oncology and hematology.

The presentation will be held in the Medical Arts Conference Center, located in the Medical Arts Building, 721 W. 13th St. A free dinner will be provided. To preregister for the program, call Memorial Hospital’s Marketing Department at 812-996-2352 or go online to and click on “Classes and Events.” The registration deadline is Friday, July 5.

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