SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

2015-2016 marks 90 years for the Canadian Dermatology Association

July 22, 2015 16:18 ET

Media Advisory: A Free St. John's Public Skin Cancer Screening Clinic

ST. JOHN'S, NL--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - A public skin cancer screening clinic will be held at Avalon Mall on Friday, July 24th as part of the Canadian Dermatology Associations Sun Awareness Program.

Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness Program, St. John’s dermatologist, Dr. Joseph Coffey, will be hosting a free public skin cancer screening clinic at Avalon Mall. This will educate individuals on the importance of early detection and prevention of all skin cancers and demonstrate how to conduct an at home self-exam.

Who: Dr. Joseph Coffey, St. John’s dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association

What: Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event

Interview and Photo Opportunity

When: Friday, July 24th, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Avalon Mall -- 48 Kenmount Rd.

Why: To help generate awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-examinations.

Background:

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
  • It is estimated that in 2015 6,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma.
  • Up to 70% of all melanomas are first identified by the patient themselves (53%) or close family members (17%).

Contact Information

  • For further information:

    Nimmi Sidhu
    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 613-738-1748 ext. 228
    nsidhu@dermatology.ca