What to Expect at a Screening

At each stop, people can visit the Tour’s 38-foot customized RV to receive a potentially life-saving full-body skin cancer screening. Local dermatologists who have donated their time and services to the Foundation conduct the screenings. The patient is given a brief form to fill out and then shown to one of the RV’s two private exam rooms. The dermatologist returns and exams the patient’s skin from head to toe. The doctor will then note the findings on the form and make recommendations for next steps.

The exam takes approximately ten minutes, and participants are advised to arrive to the screenings early, as the screenings are provided on a first-come, first served basis. Educational materials that explain how to perform monthly skin checks at home and the proper ways to protect the skin from the sun on a daily basis are provided to Tour participants, along with sunscreen samples and giveaways.

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