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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

I’m Living Proof
About the I’m Living Proof Initiative When Kathy Barnard (Founder, Save Your Skin Foundation) was diagnosed with Metastatic
MELANOMA NO LONGER A DEATH SENTENCE – THERE IS HOPE FOR SURVIVORSHIP
Save Your Skin Foundation Unveils the I’m Living Proof Canadian Melanoma Survivorship Program VANCOUVER (February 19, 2015) –
SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SKIN CANCER ‘DIAGNOSIS TO SURVIVORSHIP’ WEBINAR SERIES
Canadian based Foundation presents first ever webinar series of its kind to support patients through each stage
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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

27
Feb
Webinar (in French): Le Cancer de la Peau au Québec
Friday, February 27, 2015 With Dr. Joel Claveau, Hotel-Dieu Hospital of Quebec, Quebec
01
Mar
Webinar: Are you ready for your meeting with your oncologist?
March 18th 2015 at 10am PST – 1pm EST This webinar will be
23
Mar
Toronto Fashion Week
Toronto, ON – March 23 – 27, 2015 Save Your Skin will enjoy
25
Mar
2nd Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC-2)
Munich, Germany – March, 25-27 The Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference (ITOC) is a
01
Apr
Webinar: Navigating the Canadian Health System
April 2015 – Date and time to be confirmed – This webinar will
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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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