Skin cancer screening event at Legislature in Winnipeg, March 14, 2007, fully booked as three staffers found with melanoma at last screening

    WINNIPEG, March 9 /CNW/ - An upcoming skin cancer screening at the
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in Winnipeg on Wednesday March 14, 2007, is
fully booked on news that three staff persons were found with melanoma skin
cancer, a potentially life-threatening form of the disease, at a similar event
in April 2006 at the Legislature.
    Organized by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the event aims to
raise awareness about the importance of early detection of skin cancer and the
early warning signs of this skin disease.
    "Over half of all skin cancers are identified by people themselves, their
partners or close family members, so knowing what to look for is crucial,"
said Dr. Marnie Wiseman, a local dermatologist and regional representative of
the Canadian Dermatology Association's National Sun Awareness Program, who
will head up the team involved.

    Media are invited to attend the event.
    -   Dr. Wiseman and two of the staff persons found with melanoma will be
        available for interviews.
    -   Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be available
    -   Digital Photos of skin cancers also available

    What: Skin cancer screening event hosted by Winnipeg dermatologists

    When and where: Wednesday March 14, 2007, from 10am to 1.30pm,
    Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

    (*) News release available, pls email or call
    for a copy.

For further information:

For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun
Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, cell (604) 551-2597, or
office (604) 985-9184 (cell only March 13 and 14)

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