More than 100 people from the Morgantown area took advantage of this year’s skin cancer screening at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center last Thursday. Several of them, like Sara Moreland participate in the screening every year.
“There are places on your body, like your back, that are not easy to see, so to have those areas checked for free annually is a great service,” said Moreland.
Ronnie Moorehead appreciated the screening because of several spots that concerned him. “I have a lot of moles and a family history of them, plus I’m a runner and spend a lot of time outdoors, and thought I better be checked.”
The Cancer Center screening was a convenient service for Jolynn Kisner, who works at WVU. She was relieved to learn that the spot on her nose wasn’t cancerous.
The WVU Cancer Institute vigorously promotes cancer screening tests, like the free skin cancer screening, because early detection improves patient outcomes.
Photo: Jolynn Kisner is examined by Roxann Powers, M.D.
The Council for Women's Concerns is accepting nominations for the Mary Catherine Buswell Award. This accolade, established in 1978, honors a person who has shown a dedication to the advancement of women. The award winner will receive $500 for travel, supplies, salary supplement or any other use commensurate with WVU policies. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.
The WVU Cancer Institute is joining organizations across the world to increase awareness of cervical cancer this January in recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer diagnoses have increased the last 40 years as the result of many women getting regular Pap tests, which can find cervical precancerous cells before they become cancer.