He told his audience that melanoma ranks as the seventh-leading type of cancer in the United States. He also said the incidence in American whites is 10 cases per 100,000 population. Frequent exposure to ultraviolet B rays at tanning salons is “a no-no,” spoken in the clearest of medical parlance.
Dr. Soo Im followed up with new treatment options for melanoma. After surgery is performed, various systemic therapies are available. Two of those are immunotherapy to boost the immune system and chemotherapy to attack cancer cells. The doctors’ presentations were informative and upbeat.
Glendale residents in the audience included Dorit Forsythe, Carol Peterson, Glyniss Anthony, Lourdes Porto and Marlene Schmidt. Cherry Evangelista was the lucky winner of an opportunity prize — lavender spa mittens and slippers.
The mission of the co-presenting organization, the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women, is to “educate, elevate and empower women,” Devine said. At the hospital presentation, men were more than welcome.
The Glendale Latino Assn. had its mixer and annual toy drive at New Horizons Family Center on Thursday. Admission was $10 and a child’s toy. A decorated Christmas tree with the toys gathered around it was the perfect setting for the mixer with monetary gifts also presented that will be enjoyed by two New Horizons mothers and the organization, itself.
Glendale residents Sandra Pina and Silvia Lopez were each given a $35 gift certificate to contribute toward their families’ Thanksgiving dinners. Both have children who participate in New Horizons activities. Azalia Cupeles, of Care 1st Health Plan, presented the certificates.