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Learning How to Prevent Skin Cancer

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Many South Georgians look forward to enjoying the summer sun, but they might be unaware of the dangers that too much sun exposure can cause.

Friday, the Dougherty County Health Department tried to inform people of those dangers, by presenting a lecture by Albany dermatologist Dr. Stuart Goldsmith.

He told an audience of more than 40 about the types of skin cancer that can strike people who over worship the sun. Skin cancer can be deadly, but if detected early it can be treatable. Not surprisingly, summer is the most likely time for South Georgians to be exposed to skin cancer dangers.

Alice Rodman, from the Dougherty County Health Department said, "this is the time of the year that people like to be outside in their yards. And skin cancer is very prevalent. A lot of people aren't aware of some of the signs and symptoms that they need to look at or how to prevent it."

The lecture was part of the lunch and learn series put on by the Dougherty County Health Department. Lectures usually take place on the first Friday of each month and are open to the public.

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