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

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Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

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, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.


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