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- ABOUT MELANOMA IN CANADA

STATISTICS ON MELANOMA IN CANADA

Here is a look at the various statistics surrounding melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer, in Canada. Our goal in showing these statistics is not to cause chaos or fear, but rather to alert Canadians on the increasing rates of melanoma in Canada. Through this project, we also want to increase awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers that affect Canadians and provide information about these cancers and sun safety.

New Skin Cancers diagnosed in Canada each year.

80,000

Number of Canadians diagnosed with melanoma each year

8,000

Number of Canadians who died due to a melanoma

1,300

A new melanoma is diagnosed in Canada every 01:06 hours

1.06

SOURCE: MELANOMA BY THE NUMBERS 2020

SUNFIT PROJECT EVENTS

SUNSCREEN IN THE NEWS!

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MEDICAL STUDENTS ON A MISSION TO MAKE WEARING SPF 50+ TRENDY!

McGill University students are dedicated to increasing Sun Awareness to lower melanoma risk across Canada. The students took to the community markets in Quebec to spread their message and to provide sunscreen samples. Learn more

FACEBOOK FOUNDER MARK ZUCKERBERG & SUN PROTECTION!

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was recently photographed surfing in Hawaii with his face full of sunscreen. Instantly, photos of his surf look captured the attention on various social media platforms. People wondered why he has substantial amount of sunscreen on his face, with certain publications even poking fun at his attitude. What people don't know is that his approach was not only healthy but also environmentally friendly! Here is why!! Learn more

Patient Stories

Carole Lapierre

My name is Carole Lapierre and I’m 64. I am an artist and a business woman. I am interested in the Arts because I love beauty in everything and the uplifting experience it gives us.

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Len Jones

My name is Len. I am a man with blond hair and blue eyes. It was Oct 1998... I was 47 years old at the time, I was working every day and was leading a normal life.

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Ghislain Lepage

Since my childhood, I have always been sensitive to the sun. From the beginning of spring until September, I would often get sunburns, even when I try not to.Back in my day,

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- CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Past Events

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