TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT SKIN CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION, ABC NEWS’ SAM CHAMPION TO HAVE SKIN CANCER REMOVED LIVE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

By Coordinator

May 11, 2010 12:19pm

In an effort to raise awareness about skin cancer detection and prevention, ABC News’ Sam Champion will have a surgical procedure live on “Good Morning America” on WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 to remove a skin cancer on his shoulder. The area was recently biopsied and found to be positive for basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that, if treated, seldom becomes dangerous. Champion will undergo MOHS micrographic surgery live on “GMA,” broadcasting from his doctor’s office throughout the morning.

 

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime and with the incidence of it on the rise, Wednesday’s “GMA” will feature the latest information on prevention, detection, and treatment. Senior Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser will also contribute reporting on the subject. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

 

“Good Morning America,” the Emmy Award-winning morning news program featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion and Juju Chang, airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

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