TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On Thursday, June 6, the Toronto Dermatology Centre will be keeping its doors open late to host a free skin cancer screening to increase awareness about the importance and early detection and prevention of skin cancer and demonstrate how to conduct at-home self-exam.
|Who:|| Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Anatoli Freiman, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
|What:|| Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
|Where:|| Toronto Dermatology Centre 4256 Bathurst Street, Suite 400
RSVPs are necessary for screening appointments
|Why:||To create awareness about importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-exams|
- Every week, 56 Ontarians are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
- One person dies every day in Ontario from melanoma skin cancer
- There will be an estimated 2950 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in Ontario this year and 460 deaths
- Melanoma is one of a small number of cancers in Canadians that continues to increase in incidence (1.4% a year between 1997 and 2006).
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Toronto Dermatology Centre
416.633.0001 x 3
Laura Craig, Communications Coordinator
Office: 613-738-1748 x 229
Cell: 613-716-2098 | Email: [email protected]