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Cancer Awareness Month kicks off with LiveStrong Day

By Staff | Sep 22, 2009

LiveStrong Day is a national and global initiative from the Lance Armstrong Foundation to raise awareness of cancer-related issues in our communities. Lee Memorial Health System is planning to mark the day, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, with a Cancer Awareness Health Fair.

The event, to be held at the Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness, will include:

Free skin cancer screening – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in adults ages 55 and over. The good news is that when treated early, it is the most curable of all cancers. Lee Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness is offering a free skin cancer screening by Harris Dermatology.

Breast self-exam education – Representatives from the Regional Cancer Center will be on hand to provide education about breast self-exams and lump detection; information on breast, prostate and colorectal screenings.

Smoking cessation information and tips.

Tours of the Wellness Center and one-week free passes.

Nutrition and weight management information from Lee Health Care Solutions.

Information on exercise and rehabilitation

The Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness Cancer Awareness Health Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., will take place at 2070 Carrell Road in Fort Myers.

Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) is the fifth largest public health system in the United States and the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida. With more than 8,500 employees, LMHS is made up of four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care physician offices.

Visit www.leememorial.org for more information.

Source: LMHS