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Melanoma Support Resources

To help you through your journey with melanoma, We provide a variety of support services.

Patient Support

support through our online chat forum and monthly meetings to those living with Melanoma, their families and loved ones.

Fundraising

Fundraising is vital for our foundation. It allows us to continue to provide the types of services that we offer.

News

Melanoma community encouraged by impressive survival rates with new wave of immuno-therapy innovation
New data presented at ASCO shows dramatic response rates VANCOUVER, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Melanoma is in
Sun Awareness Week: New partnership to promote sun safety this summer
Nanaimo, B.C. – Island Health, the Canadian Cancer Society and Save Your Skin Foundation are joining forces
2014 Canadian statistics on cancer – Skin Cancer in Quebec
2014 Canadian statistics on cancer – Skin Cancer in Quebec: a Wake-up Call Montreal, Wednesday, May 28th,
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Our Story

The Save Your Skin Foundation was created by family, friends, and colleagues of Founder Kathy Barnard. Kathy is currently fighting her own battle with melanoma. The Foundation started with the dream of Kathy’s sister Rose. One day as Rose was running through the beautiful trails of North Vancouver, she knew it was time to take action. The family had been through a stressful few years trying to find information on melanoma treatments and research and discovered that there was not much current information available.

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Events

19
Sep
Melanoma Patient Information Symposium – Montreal
JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
8:00 am - 12.30 pm
19
Sep
Save your skin patient information session Montreal – QC
JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
17
Sep
Save Your Skin patient information session Ottawa – ON
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ONT
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
08
May
Melanoma Patient Event – Abbotsford, British Columbia
Valley Room – Ramada Hotel
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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The Facts

Below is an overview about melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, your risk of getting the disease, and how you can prevent it. Also see our Quick Facts page.

  • Your Skin
  • Detection
  • The Sun and Your Skin
  • Skin Cancer Self Exam
  • Types of Skin Cancer
  • Follow-Up and Monitoring
  • Types of Melanoma
  • UV Index

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