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For Your Skinformation, Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer

Southwest Louisiana is known for being a sportsman's paradise. Between weekends on the lake fishing, time spent in stadiums cheering on our favorite teams to back yard barbecues by the pool-most of our summer is spent outdoors in the sunshine. But what does that mean for our skin? Louisiana has the 47th highest incidence and 44th highest death rate of skin cancer in the U.S. To learn about the causes for skin cancer and how to prevent it, join us for a free seminar led by Marissa De La Paz, MD.

For Your Skinformation: Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer is a free seminar being held Friday, June 28 at 12 noon at the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Shearman Conference Center on Oak Park Blvd. Light lunch provided and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call (337) 494-2936.

Dr. De La Paz comes to Louisiana by way of Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she went on to receive her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She's currently a resident here at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.