Do You Know Your Skin Cancer Risk?

St. Lawrence County’s only facial plastic surgeon to lead skin cancer discussion

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. each year than all other cancers combined.

To help educate the public on the signs, symptoms and treatment of skin cancer, Massena Memorial Hospital‘s ear, nose and throat physician — and St. Lawrence County’s only facial plastic surgeon — Dr. Henri Gaboriau will lead a free community seminar at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the hospital’s board room.

Skin cancer is on the rise in the Baby Boomer generation, Dr. Gaboriau said, because activities like sunbathing that many people do in their younger years can remain dormant for decades before developing into skin cancer.

With more than 18 years of experience, Dr. Gaboriau has treated thousands of skin cancer patients. During his seminar, titled “Skin Cancer – Signs, Symptoms and Treatments,” he will teach people to recognize the warning signs of skin cancer, explain the symptoms, and give information on surgical and non-surgical treatments for skin cancer.

“When caught early, skin cancer is very treatable,” he said. “I can help you learn the warning signs for skin cancer. You can’t roll back time from when you sought that golden tan in the sun, but you can take steps to improve your health now.”

Like Dr. Gaboriau, other Massena Hospital physicians will be presenting preventive health seminars in the coming weeks. All the seminars will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the hospital’s board room on the main floor. Upcoming seminars include:

  • Thursday, Nov. 9: “Skin Cancer – Signs, Symptoms and Treatments”
    Presented by ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Henri Gaboriau, FACS
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28: “Women’s Health Over 40”
    Presented by OB/GYN Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6: “High Blood Pressure – What Can Be Done”
    Presented by Nephrologist and Hypertension Specialist Dr. Birinder Singh, FRCPC
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30: “Understanding Congestive Heart Failure and Knowing Your Risks”
    Presented by Cardiologist Dr. Aderonke Adeniyi, FACC

For more information or to pre-register, please call the Public Relations Department at 315-769-4262.


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