OTTAWA, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, members of the CDA Board of Directors and local Ottawa dermatologists will be screening MPs, Senators, and their staff for skin cancer and showing them how to perform self-examinations at home.
|| Dr. Denise Wexler, President of the Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Gordon Searles, President-elect, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dermatologists representing various regions of Canada
|What:|| Skin Cancer Screenings and Reception
Interview & Photo Op
|| Monday, May 7th, 2012
Skin cancer screenings from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
|Where:||Spouse's Lounge, Room 631- S, Centre Block|
|Why:||To highlight the need for early detection education|
- It is estimated that the cost of treating skin cancer in 2011 was over $344 million.
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
- Research shows that 53% of melanoma skin cancers are discovered by patients themselves and a further 17% by their family members.
- Melanoma is a less common but most dangerous form of skin cancer since it can spread in the body.
Other relevant information:
- Event made possible with the support of Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada and Best Health magazine.
For further information:
Jennifer Scott, Communications and Projects Officer
Office: 613.738.1748 | Cell: 613.447.8611