MONCTON, NB, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 3rd the Canadian Dermatology Association will host a free skin cancer screening clinic to educate the public on the importance of early detection and prevention for all skin cancers. Participants will also learn how to conduct at-home skin cancer self-examinations.
|Who:||Dr. Chantal Chiasson, Moncton dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association|
|What:|| Public skin cancer screening clinic and early detection awareness event
Interview & Photo Op
|When:||Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Where:||YMCA of Greater Moncton, 30 War Veterans Avenue|
|Why:||To create awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-exams|
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canada and worldwide.
- This year it is estimated that 6,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
- What does this mean for New Brunswick? An estimated 175 new cases of melanoma being diagnosed in 2014 and 25 preventable deaths.
- Up to 70% of all melanomas are first identified by the patient themselves (53%) or close family members (17%).
Other relevant information:
- Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available on-site
- Visit our website for more information on skin cancer and prevention
SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association
For further information:
Jennifer Scott, Director of Communications
Office: 613-738-1748 x 222 | Cell: 613-716-2098