Free Skin Cancer Seminars Offered at West Chester Hospital on July 19 and 28

West Chester, OH—July 10, 2012—Have you spent a significant amount of time in the sun over your lifetime? Were there times that you experienced severe sunburn and blistering, especially during your childhood? Have you ever used tanning beds or sunlamps? It’s a well-known fact that sun exposure is the biggest cause of melanoma and other skin cancers, but early diagnosis and treatment can increase the survival rate of melanoma.

West Chester Hospital is hosting a free educational seminar on both Thursday, July 19, and on Saturday, July 28 to help you learn about the dangers of sun exposure and the risk for being diagnosed with skin cancer. These seminars will feature the region’s leading physicians who specialize in dermatology, oncology, plastic surgery and primary care medicine. They will discuss a variety of topics centered on skin cancer, including how skin color and type impacts your risk; why Vitamin D is important for your skin; the most common skin cancers; melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer; types of treatment available and the role of plastic surgery in treatment.

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The seminar is repeated on Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

West Chester Hospital, Plaza Conference Room (Level A)
7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Space is limited for these free events. Reserve your seat by calling (513) 298-3000 by July 17 for the July 19 seminar, and by July 26 for the July 28 seminar. Light refreshments will be served. For information about West Chester Hospital, please visit

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital is a 160-bed hospital located in West Chester, Ohio. Utilizing the very latest in medical technology, and drawing upon the University of Cincinnati’s nearly 200 years of medical expertise, West Chester Hospital provides discovery-driven care in a pleasant, healing environment. The hospital is conveniently located and easily accessible from Interstate 75 at Tylersville Road. Services include a full-service emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services. For more information about West Chester Hospital, go to

About UC Health

UC Health includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, ranked the best hospital in the region by US News and World Report; West Chester Hospital, Cincinnati’s newest hospital; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long term acute care; UC Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest specialty practice group with 650 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; the Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center, and  the UC Cancer Institute, the UC Cardiovascular Institute, the UC Neuroscience Institute and the UC Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute. To learn more, visit


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