The Fanshawe fitness and health profession program is currently getting students to look into which health concerns people don’t fully understand. One group is going the extra mile with their work.
One team that includes group member Katherine Ricica, has found in their studies that people don’t have the best of education on skin cancer prevention. In attempts to educate people further on this topic, the group began by holding a survey focused around sun care. So far, the survey is finding that Londoners need more education on the early detection of skin cancer.
The next step for the group is to take part in the Fanshawe Wellness fair at the end of the semester. This will start the flow of education in the Fanshawe community.
Finally, the group will reach out further across London. Ricica explains that they “have been in contact with the Canadian Cancer Society, and were hoping to get a little bit of funding for some sampling and stuff for them so that if people do want to know more about sun safety then they can reach out.”
What this means is that the group is hoping that their research will allow further research into sun safety, and more awareness into how to properly watch for early skin cancer signs.