UPCOMING EVENTS

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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%
support groups

Upcoming Events

Apr
6
Mon
2020
10:00 am MNC @ Odette Cancer Centre @ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -Odette Cancer Centre
MNC @ Odette Cancer Centre @ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -Odette Cancer Centre
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Important information about the current public health environment- (COVID 19) Due to the current public health environment, Melanoma Network of Canada is taking steps to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Our Melanoma Information booths...
Apr
20
Mon
2020
10:00 am MNC @ Odette Cancer Centre @ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -Odette Cancer Centre
MNC @ Odette Cancer Centre @ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -Odette Cancer Centre
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Important information about the current public health environment- (COVID 19) Due to the current public health environment, Melanoma Network of Canada is taking steps to ensure the safety of our volunteers. Our Melanoma Information booths...
Apr
30
Thu
2020
7:00 pm Cover Up for Melanoma 2020 @ Steam Whistle Brewing
Cover Up for Melanoma 2020 @ Steam Whistle Brewing
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 12:00 am
Cover Up for Melanoma 2020 @ Steam Whistle Brewing
March 18, 2020 Dear Cover Up for Melanoma Secret Garden Gala Guests and Sponsors, Prioritizing the health and safety of our community, MNC will postpone our annual Cover Up for Melanoma Gala previously scheduled for...
May
6
Wed
2020
6:30 pm Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Virtual Melanoma Support Group
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Melanoma Support Group @ Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
VIRTUAL MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP MNC will continue to provide monthly support group meetings in a virtual capacity the first Wednesday of every month. Led by skilled health care professionals along with cancer survivors, the sessions...
6:00 pm Calgary Melanoma Support Group @ Holy Cross Center
Calgary Melanoma Support Group @ Holy Cross Center
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Important information about the current public health environment- (COVID 19) Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) understands how crucial it is to contain COVID-19, especially because melanoma and skin cancer patients are at elevated risk. We...
Jun
3
Wed
2020
6:30 pm Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Virtual Melanoma Support Group
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Melanoma Support Group @ Oshawa | Ontario | Canada
VIRTUAL MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP MNC will continue to provide monthly support group meetings in a virtual capacity the first Wednesday of every month. Led by skilled health care professionals along with cancer survivors, the sessions...
Melanoma Patient Information Sessions Across Canada

Melanoma Information Schedule – 2020

The Melanoma Network of Canada’s Patient Information Sessions are a series of presentations by leading Canadian oncologists, dermatologists, surgeons, psychologists and more on the latest in melanoma treatment options and support services. The Patient Information Sessions are free of charge and offered across Canada

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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