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SKIN CANCER PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION

Statistics show that skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of age, sex, or race. Educating yourself on the facts, prevention, detection and treatment methods will help you take better control of your health and minimize the chances of developing skin cancer

June 1st, Patient Support Group

Join us Wednesday June, 1st, at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT) for our FREE Melanoma Support Group. Our groups share information, understanding, challenges, questions, tips and invite guest speakers. We provide an evening of encouragement, connection, and support.

Upcoming Events

May
29
Sun
2022
all-day Strides for Melanoma 2022
Strides for Melanoma 2022
May 29 all-day
Strides for Melanoma 2022
Virtual 5km Walk or Run to Stop Skin Cancer! Join us on May 29th 2022 When you raise funds for Strides Walk for Melanoma, you have a direct impact on the lives of melanoma and...
Jun
1
Wed
2022
6:30 pm Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Melanoma Support Group @ Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
VIRTUAL MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP Led by skilled health care professionals along with cancer survivors, the sessions are structured but also flexible in format and topics. Our groups share information, understanding, challenges, questions, tips and invites...
Jun
4
Sat
2022
4:00 pm Krome Family Funfair
Krome Family Funfair
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Krome Family Funfair
WHAT’S KOOKING AT CHROME KROME FAMILY FUNFAIR Bring your appetite for good food, good friends, and good fun! Free BBQ prepared by Celebrity Chef and God Father of the Grill – Ted Reader Lofty the...
7:00 pm Krome Funfair & Concert
Krome Funfair & Concert
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Krome Funfair & Concert
WHAT’S KOOKING AT CHROME LET’S MAKE IT A NIGHT Bring your appetite for good food, good friends, and good fun! BBQ prepared by Celebrity Chef and ‘God-Father of the Grill’ – Ted Reader Wine, Beer,...
Jul
6
Wed
2022
6:30 pm Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Melanoma Support Group @ Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
VIRTUAL MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP Led by skilled health care professionals along with cancer survivors, the sessions are structured but also flexible in format and topics. Our groups share information, understanding, challenges, questions, tips and invites...
Aug
3
Wed
2022
6:30 pm Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Melanoma Support Group @ Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
VIRTUAL MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP Led by skilled health care professionals along with cancer survivors, the sessions are structured but also flexible in format and topics. Our groups share information, understanding, challenges, questions, tips and invites...

MELANOMA STATISTICS & FACTS

  • It takes only one blistering sunburn to double a person’s chances of developing melanoma
  • Melanoma is one of the most common types of cancer for youth between the ages of 15-29
  • Life-time risk for melanoma is now 1 in 63 versus 1 in 1500 in the 1930s
  • In North America, one person dies from melanoma every hour
  • Melanoma can affect anyone regardless of sex, age, or race
  • The leading cause of melanoma is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial sources (tanning beds, sunlamps)
  • UV rays can get through clouds, fog and haze. Water, sand, concrete and especially snow can reflect, and even increase, the sun’s burning rays
  • Early exposure to tanning beds can increase a person’s chance of developing melanoma by up to 75%

MELANOMA PATIENT STORIES

I am a uveal melanoma survivor.  Few people know about this rare form of melanoma; in fact, most of us who acquire it, do not even know of its existence until the day we are diagnosed. This is my story.

Joan Bowness

This December I will turn 43 years old and for the past 8 years I’ve had many ups and downs with melanoma, however I can honestly say that I am a stronger and better person for the journey.  I have learned so much about myself and what matters most to me.

Cam Lane

Melanoma is not just SKIN cancer. The disease is not just skin deep, it can reach far and wide…it is cancer. My name is Caroline. I am 28 years old and I was diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma in August 2013. This is my story:

Caroline Cooper

Your Support Has a Direct Impact Across Canada

Melanoma is on the increase worldwide. In Canada it is one of the few cancers on the rise and is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our youth, ages 15 to 29 years. This year, over 7,300 people will be diagnosed with melanoma and thousands more will be treated for recurrences.

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