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On World Melanoma Day, the CDA urges all Canadians to reduce their risks for melanoma

The CDA recognizes World Melanoma Day, Monday, May 11th  as an important opportunity to draw attention to the rising incidence rate of this skin cancer among Canadians—one of the few types of cancer that continues to increase every year.

The CDA will also release the results of the latest Sun Safe Behaviour Survey, which reveals what Canadians know about preventing skin cancer and what they are actually doing to prevent it. Although some findings are encouraging, the survey also identified some worrisome trends.

Canadians increasingly understand the risks of sun exposure and the harmful effects of ultraviolet UV radiation. They are also changing some behaviours to better protect themselves. However, Canadians continue to have misconceptions about some aspects of sun safety.  Check out our infographic below:

CDA Sun Safe Behaviour Data Key Findings will be released to the media on this Monday, May 11th.  To help prepare for media interviews, the full survey report and core sun protection messaging resources are available on the CDA member portal in the “Media Prep” section.

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Credit: Canadian Dermatology Association

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