Skin Screening 101

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It is very important to get your skin checked every year by a medical professional. Regular skin checks will detect any unusual moles or skin formations that could be caused by the sun.

"When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate," says the American Academy of Dermatology. [Source]

Two common skin screening questions:

What happens during a skin screening? A medical professional or dermatologist screens your entire body for any traces of changes in skin texture and abnormal moles.

How long does it take? It usually takes about 10-15 minutes.

The American Academy of Dermatology offers a free skin cancer screening called SPOTmeĀ®. Find a free Spotme Skin Screening near you!

It's time to protect your skin. Will you be getting a skin screening this year?