2015 melanomaWA Community Skin Screening Week
20 November 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Level 2, QV1 Conference Centre 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
MelanomaWA and the Lions Cancer Institute are coming to QV1 on Friday 20th November from 9am - 3pm to give you the opportunity to get yourself screened for skin cancer. Screening will be held at the QV1 Conference Centre on Level 2.
Early detection is vital to preventing skin cancer, including deadly melanoma. Why? When detected early, melanoma can be entirely removed. In most cases, this will be the only treatment required. If left undetected, melanoma can grow deep enough to reach your blood and lymph system, meaning it can spread into other parts of your body, such as your lungs, bones and brain. At this stage, melanoma becomes very dangerous and difficult to treat.
Did you know
Melanoma is not just the big black scary mole we all know to look for. Melanoma can look like a pimple or be a flesh coloured lump. Take the guesswork out of the identifying good moles vs. the bad moles. Let the trained Lions volunteers screen you properly.
What’s in it for you?
By bringing our team to you, we are trying to make things easy for you. We have removed the obstacles that prevent people going to their doctor for an annual skin check. We are doing this because we want to save lives.
And….. If you think we are doing a good job and delivering a great service on your doorstep, then we happily accept donations for your personal screening. Whatever you can give, but we especially love tax deductible $20 notes. It shows the trained volunteers how much you appreciate their skills and expertise. This is what helps us bring this amazing service to your work place and make it easy for you.
If you want to turn that donation into a corporate donation on behalf of your staff, then call melanomaWA on 9322 1908 and one of the girls will come up with your favourite coffee and a muffin and have a chat with you.
The Importance of Melanoma Awareness
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer diagnosis globally. Every year in Australia, skin cancers account for 80 per cent of all newly diagnosed cancers, and more than 2000 Australians will die from this largely preventable disease.
Melanoma is one of the most serious and life threatening forms of skin cancer, and is now the most common form of cancer for 15-39 year olds, male and female.
Melanoma is largely preventable through UV protection and early detection. When detected early, melanoma can be entirely removed. In most cases, this will be the only treatment required.