Road to Healthy Skin Tour

The Skin Cancer Foundation is making stops across the United States on their Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by Aveeno and Rite Aid. They’ll be stopping in Fort Worth on July 20 and 21 at Cabela’s – 12901 Cabela Drive.

The tour’s 38-foot RV has two exam rooms that will make an estimated 80 stops in 24 states. The tour provides free, full-body skin exams by local dermatologists. They screen for:

Actinic keratosis (AK)
Currently affects more than 10 million Americans. AK is the most common type of precancerous skin lesion and, if left untreated, can lead to a cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma.

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
The most common form of skin cancer, affecting more than one million Americans annually.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Affects more than 250,000 Americans and claims 2,500 lives each year. Squamous cell carcinoma can sometimes metastasize (spread) quickly, so it is important to detect the cancer in its earliest stages.

The most serious form of skin cancer and has increased more rapidly than any other form of skin cancer during the past 10 years. With nearly 60,000 cases and 8,000 deaths occurring each year in the United States, melanoma has reached epidemic proportions. However, when diagnosed and removed early, melanoma is usually curable.

Whether or not you get a screening, be sure to pick up sunscreen samples and a brochure. Aveeno makes great sunscreen products – they don’t smell strongly, don’t leave me feeling greasy and they work.

Learn more about the 2010 tour.

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