More than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year in
the United States alone. Doing their part to aid in cancer detection,
faculty and residents in the Department of Dermatology volunteered their
time on the morning of June 11 at a free skin cancer screening. Some 260
participants, most of them employees, stripped to their underwear and
got the once-over, from the top of their scalps to the soles of their
"We often pick up things that people are never even aware of,"
says Mona Mofid, dermatologist in charge of the event. "If detected
and treated early, skin cancers such as melanoma are very manageable."
Although a timely diagnosis is critical, avoiding excessive exposure to
ultraviolet radiation-worth mentioning now, at the height of the summer-is
one of the easiest preventive measures of all. -MF
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Live, From Baltimore...
It's the Children's Miracle Network Telethon! The 20th consecutive
telethon, broadcast June 1 on ABC 2, introduced viewers to children
and families who had benefitted from patient care and research at the
Children's Center. Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele dropped
by to work the phones and encourage viewers to contribute to Maryland's
premier pediatric hospital.
Telethon supports supplemental services not covered by health insurance,
such as Child Life and bereavement and safety programs. Since its inception
in 1984, the ABC 2 Telethon has raised $33 million for the Children's
Center. This year's 10-hour marathon raked in a record $1.1 million.