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St. Anthony's Hospital Targets Melanoma in Skin Cancer Seminar

St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 10, 2012) – To help educate the community about risks and signs of melanoma, St. Anthony’s Hospital is inviting the community to seminar presented by surgical oncologist Derrick Cox, MD. 

Dr. Cox will discuss “What You Need to Know About Melanoma,” on Tuesday, May 22 at noon at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), 900 Carillon Parkway, off Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg, meeting rooms A and B. The epidemiology, diagnosis, staging and treatment of melanoma, as well as new therapeutic and surgical treatment options for metastatic and in-transit melanoma are among the topics that will be covered. 

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States as more than 1 million cases are diagnosed each year. Melanoma is the most life-threatening form of skin cancer – about 12,000 people die each year from skin cancer, with nearly 9,000 of those cases coming from melanoma, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for men and sixth most common for women.

To register for the lecture, please call (727) 953-6993 or go online to

 A light lunch will be provided.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony’s celebrated its 80th year in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at


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