Squelching skin cancer: detection and prevention
As summer is approaching, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of the sun's ultraviolet rays. On Friday, June 2nd at 3pm, please join Lawrence Chang, MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Dermatological Surgeon of Rehoboth Plastic and Dermatological Surgery to learn the importance of skin cancer vigilance. Dr. Chang will speak on detecting and identifying skin cancer, as well as methods to prevent skin cancer. This educational and informational program will be held in Tunnell Cancer Center's Conference Room on the ground floor of the Medical Arts Building, Rehoboth.
Please register at 645-9150 in advance to reserve your spot in this workshop. All programs offered at Cancer Support Community are free of charge. The Sussex facility is located at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth
The Cancer Support Community is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. At the Cancer Support Community Delaware, all programs are free of charge. More information about the Cancer Support Community is available on their website at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.
Childbirth classes at Nanticoke
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks - four weeks related to childbirth education and a breastfeeding class the fifth week.
Dates include: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, and 15; July 6, 13, 20, 27, and Aug. 3; Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2; and Nov. 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, and 12 (Tuesdays).
The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. They will cover pregnancy in general, information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and will include a tour of Nanticoke's Mother & Baby Care Center.
A refresher course is also available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The refresher class covers breathing techniques, signs, symptoms, and stages of labor, birthing options, and a tour of Nanticoke's Mother & Baby Care Center.
The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Pre-registration is required for either class.
To register or for more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.