In this video, three people touched by melanoma share who their Melanoma Heroes are, and share a personal letter with their hero.
This video has been developed by Roche Canada in partnership with Melanoma Mates, Save Your Skin and Melanoma Network of Canada.
Melanoma claimed the lives of 1,150 Canadians last year. Despite this, personal anecdotes and online dialogue suggest that Canadians do not take skin cancer seriously. Images and posts about excessive tanning have become increasingly prevalent on social media, with hashtags such as #SkinCancerHereICome and #SkinCancerDontCare, illustrating that for some, skin cancer is viewed as a slight danger rather than a life-threatening reality.
Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) and Save Your Skin (SYS) shed some light on the very real challenges and fears that come with a melanoma diagnosis, and provide hope to other Canadians facing a similar situation. Let’s change the conversation together.
ASCO 2016 update with Dr. Marcus Butler, Oncologist at Princess Margaret
Annette Cyr recently sat down with Dr. Marcus Butler, a medical oncologist at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, to find out the latest melanoma updates from the recent ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference.
Donate a Photo Melanoma Network of Canada
Did you know any – and we mean any – photo can help those living with melanoma and give them access to the support they need?
We are proud to announce our partnership with Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo.
For every eligible photo you share through the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson gives US$1 to the Melanoma Network of Canada. Read the disclosure
ty of Clinical Oncology) conference.
Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness
Join Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness and help raise awareness and much needed funds for melanoma patient support programs, prevention efforts and increased awareness.
Your Support Has a Direct Impact Across Canada
Melanoma is on the increase worldwide. In Canada it is one of only 3 cancers on the rise and is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our youth, ages 15 to 29 years. This year, over 7,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma and thousands more will be treated for recurrences.
But there is hope! Our donors and volunteers make a huge impact in the lives of those affected by melanoma and skin cancer by funding vital patient support programs and melanoma prevention and awareness initiatives.
Rosie MacLennan talks Sun Safety and the risk of Melanoma
Recent Pan Am 2015 gold medal winner and Olympian, Rosie MacLennan, brings home the message to Canadian youth that there is no such thing as a healthy tan.
Cancer, The Big Picture: Demystifying Immuno-oncology
Immunotherapy discoveries have paved the way for exploring new ways to help the immune system recognize cancer cells and strengthen its response. This new and exciting field of research is called immuno-oncology.