Media Advisory - Public skin cancer screening at Toronto's City Hall on June 7th as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Week
Canadian Dermatology Association
04 Jun, 2013, 07:30 ET
TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - On Friday, June 7, Toronto dermatologists and dermatology residents will be holding 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. Cheryl Rosen, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Julia Carroll, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Daniel Schachter, Toronto dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
|What:|| Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Friday, June 7, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm|
|Where:||Toronto's City Hall, Committee Room 1 (Second Floor)|
|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).
Other relevant information:
- Digital photos of skin cancers will also be made available upon request
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Laura Craig, Communications Coordinator
Office: 613-738-1748 x 229
Cell: 613-716-2098 | Email: [email protected]
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