A Sunny Outlook for a Dark Disease: Chester County Hospital to Discuss Skin Cancer Prevention on Monday


More skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. each year than all other cancers combined.

According to the American Cancer Society, many of the more than five million skin cancers diagnosed annually could be prevented.

Next week, join Dr. Sarah Todd, a board-certified dermatologist, to discuss the best ways to prevent skin cancer, as well as tricks and tools for early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Todd will present “A Sunny Outlook for a Dark Disease: Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment” via Zoom on Monday, April 26 from 6-7 PM. Registration is required.

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and more than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. When detected early, however, the five-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent.

Which is why being in the know is so important.

Dr. Todd received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Following medical school, she completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Maryland and a dermatology residency at Georgetown University, where she was chief resident. She takes a layered approach to patient care, first by listening to the patient and helping them with their concerns. She then tries to understand their situation to remove any barriers they may have to treating their disease fully.

Chester County Hospital continues to host many of its popular classes and programs as virtual events that you can take part in remotely and online through your computer or web-enabled device. Learn more about the hospital’s upcoming wellness presentations.

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