Canadian Dermatology Association to host public skin cancer screening at Skin Matters conference.
OTTAWA, Oct. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) wants to remind Canadians to continue to check their skin for changes through the winter months.
As the cooler weather sneaks in and the summer days spent out by the pool or working in the yard are behind us, that does not mean the risk of skin cancer is behind us too. On Sunday, October 14 the CDA will be hosting free skin cancer screenings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre during the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance's (CSPA) free Skin Matters Conference. Everyone is welcome to attend. Local dermatologists will be on hand to screen people for skin cancer and to teach them what to look for when doing their own self-examinations.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer which can be potentially deadly if not detected and treated early. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning beds play a significant role in the development of melanoma - a highly preventable disease.
As part of the CDA's commitment to public education and awareness, CDA strives to educate the Canadians on how to develop life-long healthy skin habits including sun protection and skin cancer self-examination. Join CDA this weekend at Skin Matters for inspiring talks and a post-summer skin cancer screening.
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association provides easy access to the largest, most reliable source of medical knowledge on dermatology. CDA exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. By doing so, CDA informs and empowers both medical professionals and the Canadian public.
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Jennifer Scott, Communications Director
Office: 613.738.1748 | Cell: 613.447.8611
Laura Craig, Communications Coordinator
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