CALGARY, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 4th the Canadian Dermatology Association will host a free skin cancer screening clinic to educate the public on the importance of early detection and prevention for all skin cancers. Participants will also learn how to conduct at-home skin cancer self-examinations.
|Who:||Dr. Susan Poelman, Calgary dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association|
|What:|| Public skin cancer screening clinic and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|Where:||Killarney Aquatic Centre, 1919 29 St SW,|
|Why:||To create awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-exams|
- This year it is estimated that 6,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma and 1,050 will die from it.
- Every week, 10 Albertans are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
- 570 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in Alberta this year and 95 people die from it
Other relevant information:
- Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available on-site
- CDA will also be at the Seniors Resource Fair on Thursday, June 5th which will be held at Calgary's Genesis Centre from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Information about sun protection and sunscreens will be available for participants.
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Jennifer Scott, Communications Director
Office: 613-738-1748 x 222 | Cell: 613-716-2098