SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

Canadian Dermatology Association

May 09, 2016 09:46 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: FREDERICTON -- Dermatologist to Screen Members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick on May 10, 2016

FREDERICTON, NB--(Marketwired - May 09, 2016) - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, a Fredericton dermatologist will be visiting the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in Fredericton to provide skin cancer screenings to members and staff of the legislature. This will educate members on the importance of early detection and prevention for all skin cancers.

Who:
Dr. Irina Turchin, Fredericton dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association

What:
Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event
Interview and Photo Opportunity

When:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Legislative Council Chamber, 2nd Floor

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 were 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
    Office: 613-738-1748 ext. 228
    Cell: 613-797-0743
    nsidhu@dermatology.ca