TORONTO, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - On Friday, June 6th the Canadian Dermatology Association 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. Scott Walsh, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Sam Hanna, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
|What:|| Public skin cancer screening clinic and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Friday, June 6, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Where:||Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 1|
|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 of it.
- One person dies every day in Ontario from melanoma skin cancer
- 8 people a day are diagnosed with this potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
- It is estimated there will be 3,100 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in Ontario this year, resulting in 480 deaths.
Other relevant information:
- Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available on-site.
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Jennifer Scott, Director of Communications
Office: 613-738-1748 x 222 | Cell: 613-716-2098