National Sun Awareness Week June 4 - 10, 2012
TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Week, Toronto dermatologists will be offering free skin cancer screening on Monday June 4, 2012, 10 am to 1 pm at Toronto City Hall. Members of the public are invited to come have a free skin check and discuss sun protection with the dermatologists.
|Who:||Dermatologists: Dr. Sam Hanna, Dr. Sophie Hofstader, Dr. Jadranka Jambrosic, Dr. Daniel Schachter, Dr. Lisa Kellett, Dr. Martie Gidon, Dr. Yvette Monthrope, Dr. Cheryl Rosen, Canadian Dermatology Association|
|Dave Cooke, melanoma survivor and Toronto businessman|
|What:||Skin Cancer Screening (Filming/PHOTO OPP)|
|When:||Monday June 4, 2012, 10 am to 1 pm|
|Where:||Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 2, 100 Queen St. West|
|Why:||To highlight the need for sun protection and early detection education|
- Results for 2011 Toronto public drop in skin cancer screening:
Total of 90 people screened, of whom 35 were referred for further investigation:
- 8 were found to have suspected basal cell skin cancer
- 18 with suspected actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous skin growths)
- 6 for suspected dysplastic nevi (suspicious moles, 3 for other skin conditions
- One person dies every day in Ontario from melanoma skin cancer
- There were 2,500 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in Ontario last year, with 420 deaths.
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians with 83,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer expected in Canada in 2012.
- Skin cancer is highly preventable with good sun protection habits.
For further information:
Sue Sherlock, Sherlock Communications, Office: 604-985-9184 | Cell: 604-753-9929 | [email protected] . Skin cancer stats, fact sheets, and digital images available. For more info, please visit www.dermatology.ca