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Forum focusing on skin cancer scheduled at Regional Hospital

Friday, June 5, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- June is National Cancer from the Sun Awareness Month and Terre Haute Regional Hospital has partnered with Senior Educational Ministries to conduct a seminar for interested residents.

All residents of the Wabash Valley are invited to Regional Health Alert, which will take place June 23, at 5:30 p.m., at Regional Hospital.

The seminar will take place in classrooms one and two, as Dr. Belarmino T. Frogozo will address the most common form of cancer in the country.

Frogozo is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery with Certificates of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines, in 1973. He then completed all eight years of surgical education in the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit.

He completed his general surgery residency in Harper Grace Hospital. He pursued his interest in hand surgery by completing a Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery with Dr. Joseph L. Posch and Dr. Robert D. Larsen at Harper Grace Hospital, where he was the Administrative Fellow.

He has been in active practice in Terre Haute for more than 20 years and is the only full-time plastic surgeon in the Wabash Valley.

During the seminar, he will address skin cancer and will reveal the three most common types of skin cancer, possible signs/symptoms, risk factors, the best defense against skin cancer, tests and procedures to diagnose skin cancer and prognosis/treatment options for skin cancer.

He will also do on-the-spot mole checks during the lecture.

For more information or to make a reservation for the event, call Regional Hospital at 877-742-2362.



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