WINNIPEG, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - On Monday, April 15, 2013 Winnipeg dermatologists will be screening MLA's and legislature staff for skin cancer and showing them how to conduct their own at-home self-exams.
|Who:|| Members of the Legislative Assembly and their staff
Dr. Marni Wiseman, Winnipeg dermatologist, CDA
Dr. Lorne Hurst, Winnipeg dermatologist, CDA
|What:||Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event|
|When:||Monday, April 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|Where:||Room 236, Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg|
|Why:||To create awareness about importance of early detection conducting regular at-home self-exams|
- The incidence rate of melanoma in women is 9 per 100,000 in Manitoba.
- The survival rate for melanoma is high; 90% of Canadians diagnosed with melanoma will survive. Early detection of melanoma is very important as this is directly linked to the high survival rate. Unlike many cancers, melanoma is clearly visible on the skin. (Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009)
- Research shows that 53% of melanoma skin cancers are discovered by the patients themselves and a further 17% by their family members.
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