Have you had a full-body exam lately? It’s Melanoma Monday and a good time to plan getting a full-body exam by a dermatologist. One easy and free option is to visit The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour. Presented by sponsors Aveeno and Rite Aid, the tour, which is in its fifth year, provides free, full-body cancer screenings and the latest skin cancer information.
On Wednesday, May 9, the tour stops in New York City at Lincoln Center, followed by stops on May 18 in Cambridge, MA, and May 19 in Wethersfield, CT. No appointments are required, but you should show up early, since the screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website for times and scheduled stops.
At each stop the tour bus is staffed by local volunteer dermatologists who will give you a free full-body exam, looking for signs of skin cancer. Since the Road to Healthy Skin Tour began in 2008, more than 5,200 potential skin cancers and precancers were found, including 239 suspected cased of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer.
For more information about the tour, visit www.Facebook.com/Aveeno. And if you are looking for ways to protect your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, check out the sunscreen offerings at www.aveeno.com.