Free Skin Cancer Screening Tour

In the news lately are reports that tanning booths contribute to even higher chances of developing skin cancer than previously thought. Coincidentally, I received notice of a free full-body skin cancer screening tour coming to Seattle in August.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Road to Healthy Skin Tour with the help of Kerrie Spoonemore, MD and Sidney B. Smith, MD will be stopping by Seattle, Sunnyside, and Kennewick in the Tour’s 38-foot customized RV to offer free full body skin cancer screenings and the latest skin cancer information to the public. Screenings are first come, first serve. Local dermatologists that have donated their time will be available for media interviews.

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than one million cases diagnosed annually across the country. Skin cancer is also one of the most preventable and curable form of cancer if it is detected early. The tour will be making 80 stops at a variety of locations including participating Rite Aid stores. The goal of the tour is to save lives by detecting skin cancers early on, and educating the public about skin cancer prevention by means of sun protection and the need for prompt, effective treatment.

Might be worth checking out even if you don’t utilize tanning beds.

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