The TriHealth Cancer Institute and the Good Samaritan Skin Cancer Center is partnering with Melanoma Know More to provide three skin cancer screenings after providing three in 2018. Melanoma Know More is a Greater Cincinnati organization that strives for a world free of melanoma and is committed to education about the devastating impact of the disease.
The 2018 screenings were held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at TriHealth Western Ridge, Saturday May 12, 2018 at TriHealth Kenwood, and Saturday October 13, 2018, at the TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital. All screenings were open to the community. Volunteers from each organization included dermatologists, nurses, medical students and additional community volunteers.
Dates and times for the 2019 have been selected with more information available from www.melanomaknowmore.com. To schedule an appointment at one of the screenings call 513 853 1449.
|January 12, 2019
10 am to 12 pm
|TriHealth - Ambulatory Treatment Center Screening Clinic
TriHealth – Ambulatory Treatment Center, Cincinnati, OH
|April 13, 2019
10 am to 12 pm
|TriHealth Cheviot - Skin Cancer Screening Clinic
TriHealth – Cheviot, Cincinnati OH
|October 12, 2019
10 am to 12 pm
|TriHealth Kenwood - Skin Cancer Screening Clinic
TriHealth – Kenwood, Cincinnati OH
According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in the United States. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are most common. The incidence of melanoma of the skin, the most commonly fatal form of skin cancer, is increasing faster than any other potentially preventable cancer in the United States. Five-year survival rates for people with melanoma depend upon the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. In addition to known risk factors for the incidence of melanoma, socioeconomic factors may influence disease outcomes since less affluent groups have more advanced disease and poorer survival. (1.) Melanoma is responsible for the most skin cancer deaths, though it accounts for less than 5% of all skin cancers.
The best way to detect skin cancer early is to recognize changes in skin growths or the appearance of new growths. Adults should examine their skin regularly, preferably once a month and contact your health care provider for any changes.
The incidence of melanoma at TriHealth, when compared with 1,455 hospitals within the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2012-2014, shows a higher percentage of early stage melanoma cases. 276 patients were diagnosed with melanoma in 2016. This is the third most frequent cancer site within the TriHealth system
2016 TriHealth Skin Cancer Screenings Outcome Result Summary
- A total of 149 participants were screened.
- There were 32 referrals made with 27 biopsies.
- 8 possible melanomas (8 expedited referrals to dermatologists and all biopsies were confirmed negative)
- 9 dysplastic nevi/moles
- 54 nevi/moles
- 8 basal/squamous cell carcinomas
2017 TriHealth Skin Cancer Screenings Outcome Result Summary
- A total of 117 participants were screened.
- There were 32 referrals made with 23 biopsies.
- 7 dysplastic nevi/moles
- 44 nevi/moles
- 10 basal/squamous cell carcinomas
2018 TriHealth Skin Cancer Screenings Outcome Result Summary
- A total of 229 participants were screened.
- There were 53 referrals made with 35 biopsies.
- 14 dysplastic nevi/moles
- 89 other nevi
- 18 basal/squamous cell carcinomas
- 8 melanoma