The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2012

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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Five Years of Free Screenings Across America S kin cancer is an American epidemic, affecting an esti- mated two million people in the US annually. While the incidence of many cancers is falling, the incidence of the potentially deadly melanoma and other forms of skin cancer continues to rise signifi cantly. However, skin cancer is among the most preventable forms of cancer. When detected early, it is also one of the most treatable. That's why The Skin Cancer Foundation's Road to Healthy Skin Tour, presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, is so important. Now entering its fi fth year, the Tour provides free, full-body skin cancer screenings and the latest skin cancer information to people throughout the country. In 2011, the 139 dermatologists who donated their time and expertise provided almost 3,100 free, full-body skin exams and detected more than 1,500 suspected skin cancers and precancers. They even volunteered in extreme weather conditions — during a tornado watch in Raleigh, NC, and 115-degree heat in Scottsdale, AZ; they also examined a record-breaking 128 people in one day in Huntley, IL! Since its launch in 2008, the Tour has become a fi xture in places like Memphis, TN, and Strongsville, OH: "This is my fourth time volunteering and I just love it!" volunteer derma- tologist Jay Klemme, MD, commented. Thank You! The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to thank the partners that help make this possible: presenting sponsors Aveeno® and Rite Aid; Columbia Sportswear Company; Leo Pharma Inc., and Fitness Magazine. 16 SK IN CANCER FOUNDAT ION JOURNA L "And I must say, I think The Skin Cancer Foundation is providing a wonder- ful service." Atlanta's Edlyn Jones, MD, agreed: "I think this RV is fabulous," she said. "I wish I could drop everything and travel around the country with it." Most of all, the Tour provides a Edlyn Jones, MD 18,566 81 Stops made much-needed — and greatly appreci- ated — service. "I used to go to the dermatologist every year, but I was laid off two years ago, and I have had to cut back on a lot of things in my life. Unfortunately this was one of them," one participant in Atlanta said. "Thank you so much for being here." 27 weeks Length of Tour 25 States visited 10,344 3,097 The 2011 Tour by The Numbers Miles traveled Sunscreen samples distributed Screenings performed Visit SkinCancer.org/Tour for more information.

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