VANCOUVER, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, Vancouver and Burnaby dermatologists will be offering free skin cancer screening on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby.
Burnaby Deer Lake MLA, Kathy Corrigan, who has a family history of skin cancer, will open the screening. Melanoma survivor, Sarah Wildman, (39), who has had melanoma 3 times, will attend also.
Members of the public are invited to come have a free skin check and discuss sun protection with the dermatologists.
|| Dr. Jason Rivers, Vancouver dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Michelle Withers, Burnaby dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Marcie Ulmer, Vancouver dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Kathy Corrigan, Burnaby Deer Lake MLA (12 noon to 12.30 pm)
Sarah Wildman, melanoma survivor and North Shore mother of 2
|What:||Skin Cancer Screening (Filming/PHOTO OPP)|
|When:||Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12 noon to 3 pm|
|Where:||Bonsor Recreation Centre, South Burnaby Metro Club, 6550 Bonsor Ave|
|Why:||To highlight the need for sun protection and early detection education|
- 2 people die every week in British Columbia from melanoma skin cancer
- There were 850 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in BC last year with 130 deaths
- Melanoma is one of a small number of cancers in Canada that continues to increase in incidence - 1.4% a year between 1998 and 2007.
- Skin cancer (non-melanoma - common forms) is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians and throughout the world. 83,000 new cases are expected in Canada this year.
Other relevant information:
- Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available on-site
- Digital photos of skin cancers will also be made available upon request
For further information:
Sue Sherlock, Sherlock Communications, Office: 604-985-9184 | Cell: 604-753-9929 | [email protected]