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Hospital Provides Community Free Skin Cancer Screenings

ORANGE CITY, Fla., July 22, 2014 – On June 26, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provided free skin cancer screenings for community members and Blue Lizard donated sunscreen for each of the participants. 
 
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial physicians, including dermatologist Dr. William Bathea, radiation oncologist Dr. Gary Graham, family medicine physician Dr. Judith Mathura, and general surgeon Dr. James Michael Sutherland, donated their time and talents to perform the screenings. 
 
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. 
 
A common misconception is that you cannot die from skin cancer, but the unfortunate truth is that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer, and one person dies of melanoma every hour. A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns, but just one blistering sunburn in childhood can more than double the chances of developing melanoma.
 
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provides 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, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org. 
 
Photo Caption:
On June 26, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provided free skin cancer screenings for 67 community members. From left to right: medical assistant Casey Jones, family medicine physician Dr. Judith Mathura, dermatologist Dr. William Bathea, nurse navigator Barbara Bittner,  office coordinator Angela DeMarco, radiation oncologist Dr. Gary Graham, patient care liaison Diana DePaolo, physician liaison manager Rachel Canlas, patient care navigator Ann DeCarr, and imaging marketer Patty Stilling.