The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Free Skin Cancer Screening Program Stops in Houston, TX

Destination: Healthy Skin Brings Skin Cancer Education to Thousands Nationwide

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/5/2018, 2:07 p.m.
The Foundation’s 38-foot RV, customized with two private exam rooms, travels around the country each year. Inside the RV, local ...

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Destination: Healthy Skin RV will stop in Houston June 17-19.

The Foundation’s 38-foot RV, customized with two private exam rooms, travels around the country each year. Inside the RV, local dermatologists provide free full-body skin cancer screenings. Participants will also receive educational materials and Walgreens brand sun care items. Complete details available in the press release.

Walgreens specially trained beauty consultants and pharmacists will be on-hand to distribute sunburn alert stickers, educate visitors on the importance of sun protection, provide recommendations for sun care and sunburn treatments, and educate patients on medication that can cause photosensitivity.

Event will take place on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 with screenings available from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010.

Through the Destination: Healthy Skin program, The Skin Cancer Foundation seeks to save lives by educating the public about effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention as well as the importance of early detection.

Skin cancer is already the most common form of cancer in the United States and incidence continues to rise. It’s estimated that in 2018, 4,440 Texas residents will be diagnosed with melanoma, one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer.

When skin cancers are found and removed early, they are almost always curable. That is why The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone visit a dermatologist annually for a professional skin exam, in addition to practicing monthly head-to-toe self-exams, looking for any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous.

BACKGROUND:

The 2018 program began on May 15 in New York City, and ends on August 12 in Boston, MA., making approximately 40 stops along the way. The Foundation’s RV will spend two to three days in each community it visits.

The 2018 Destination: Healthy Skin program is made possible in part by generous support from Walgreens; EMD Serono and Pfizer; Amazon; Genentech, a member of the Roche group; the Rona Jaffee Foundation and the American College of Mohs Surgery.

About The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit SkinCancer.org.