NEWFOUNDLAND, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, St. John's dermatologists will be screening MHAs and their staff for skin cancer and showing them how to perform an at-home self-exam.
|Who:|| Members and staff of the House of Assembly and its Independent Office
Dr. Ian Landells, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Gillian Clarke, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Tracey Maher-Brown, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association.
|What:|| Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|Where:|| House of Assembly
3rd Floor Foyer (outside Public Gallery)
East Block, Confederation Building, St. John's
|Why:||To highlight the need for early detection education|
- Newfoundland has one of the highest rates of melanoma skin cancer in men in Canada. Melanoma is potentially deadly form of the disease. (source: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011).
- In 2011, the incidence rate of melanoma in men was 19 cases per 100,000, compared to 12 cases per 100,000 in Saskatchewan.
- Research shows that 53% of melanoma skin cancers are discovered by patients themselves and a further 17% by their family members. Knowing what the signs are is vital.
Other relevant information:
- Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available on-site
- Digital photos of skin cancers will also be made available upon request
For further information:
Sue Sherlock, Sherlock Communications
Office: 604-985-9184 | Cell: 604-753-9929 Email [email protected]