SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

Canadian Dermatology Association

May 09, 2016 09:46 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: ST. JOHN'S -- Dermatologists to Screen Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Legislature at the House of Assembly on May 11, 2016

ST. JOHN'S, NL--(Marketwired - May 09, 2016) - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, dermatologists will be visiting the House of Assembly in St. John's Newfoundland 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. Joseph Coffey, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Syed Pirzada, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Zohair Tomi, St. John's dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association

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

When:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in the Public Galleries Foyer,
3rd Floor, East Block

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