Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists would like to congratulate our very own Dr. Walter Bernacki on being named the Head of Plastic Surgery at Fayette Co. Memorial Hospital. Once a month, Dr. Bernacki will be facilitating a full-body, comprehensive skin cancer clinic at the hospital. This includes screening, diagnosis and treatment for patients. This is an opportunity to provide members of the Fayette County community with a chance to discuss their questions and concerns about skin cancer, and also examine and treat those who may be at risk.
Skin cancer has become an increasingly alarming worry for many individuals. Check out the following skin cancer statistics are from the Skin Cancer Foundation:
• Each year in the U.S. over 5.4 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people.
• One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
• Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
• Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone practice monthly head-to-toe self-examination of their skin, so that they can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable. If performed regularly, self-examination can alert you to changes in your skin and aid in the early detection of skin cancer. If you spot anything suspicious, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist.
Dr. Bernacki is looking forward to working with the community and helping those in the area. To learn more about Fayette Co. Memorial Hospital check out their website. Fayette Co. Memorial Hospital is located in Washington Court House, Ohio. The population of Washington Court House, Ohio is slightly over 13,000 people and Fayette County is slightly over 29,000 people.
Dr. Bernacki is committed to educating people about the importance of protecting their skin and early detection. Make sure to check our blog and social media regularly for more information about Dr. Bernacki’s community involvement and skin cancer prevention and treatment. If you have any further questions, please call our office at 614.682.5095.