RAVENNA Skin cancer awareness program set Monday

Laura Nethken Published:

At 7 p.m. Monday, Julie Zurakowsi, student physician and dermatology president at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, will present Check Your Skin, a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Reed Memorial Library. The program will be held in the Haymaker Room of the Jenkins Building Annex to the library in Ravenna. This program will explore the effects of the sun on a persons skin, demonstrate cancerous and cancerous-induced lesions, and discuss ways of protection from the sun. Zurakowski will also discuss the facts vs. myths of tanning beds. Free gifts and refreshments will be provided. Medical students from NEOUCOM are facilitating these skin cancer programs all over the area to educate the public about the dangers of melanoma and other skin cancers. The students hope to increase awareness about the potential dangers of skin cancer, to encourage people to protect themselves from the sun and to perform monthly skin self examinations. The Check Your Skin program is not a screening program. Zurakowski will not be accessing, examining, or diagnosing any skin lesions on participants. Diagnosis of skin lesions can only be done by biopsy at a physicians office.

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