Free skin cancer screenings held nationwide
To help people find skin cancer, the Academy offers free skin cancer screenings. A screening is a non-invasive, visual exam of your skin. Free screenings take place across the United States.
Most free screenings occur during the springtime. If a screening is not currently available in your area, you can sign up for an eAlert. This eAlert automatically sends you an e-mail when a free screening is scheduled within 50 miles of your zip code. To search for a free skin cancer screening, go to Skin cancer screening.
Academy writes to Consumer Reports editor
In the March 2013 issue of Consumer Reports, you’ll find an article about the many types of cancer screenings. In response to this article, the Academy wrote to the editor. In its letter, the Academy noted that it agrees with the statement that skin cancer screenings are important for people who have a higher risk for developing skin cancer.
The Academy along with two other organizations added that everyone should:
Learn how to perform a skin self-exam to check for signs of skin cancer.
See a dermatologist if any spot on your skin is growing, itching, or bleeding — or changing in any other way.
You can read the letter to Consumer Reports by going to AAD, ASDS, and ACMS respond to Consumer Reports article on cancer screenings.
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Show you care with SPOT™ eCards
This Valentine’s Day, you can show someone how much you care by sending a SPOT Skin Cancer™ eCard. Each eCard includes links to tools that can help someone find skin cancer early. All eCards are free, and you can send eCards to as many people as you like.
By taking a few minutes to send an eCard, you might just save someone’s life. You will find the SPOT Skin Cancer™ eCards at Send an eCard.