Augusta Health offers free cancer screening

Augusta Health Cancer Center will conduct its annual free Skin Cancer Screening on Monday May 23 beginning at 5:30 pm. The screening will be held on the first floor of the Cancer Center and is open to anyone who has not been screened in the past two years. Please call 540.332.5961 or 540.932.5961 for an appointment.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past few years, the incidence of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk factors for skin cancer are:

  • A lighter natural skin color
  • A personal history of skin cancer
  • A family history of melanoma
  • Exposure to the sun through work and play
  • A history of sunburns in early life
  • Skin that burns, freckles, reddens easily, or becomes painful in the sun
  • Blue or green eyes

UVA Basketball Fans!

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.

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