Destination Healthy Skin
Driving Detection to Save Lives
Destination Healthy Skin is The Skin Cancer Foundation’s mobile skin cancer screening and education program. Since its launch, the program’s team of volunteer dermatologists has:
- Provided more than 27,000 free skin cancer screenings
- Identified more than 11,000 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 485 suspected melanomas.
- Distributed free skin cancer educational materials and sun protection products to nearly 100,000 people.
Our 38-foot Destination Healthy Skin RV is equipped with two private exam rooms where volunteer dermatologists perform screenings. In our waiting area, program managers answer questions and distribute skin cancer early detection and prevention information.
A Successful 2022 Journey in the Books!
It was a busy year for Destination Healthy Skin. Over five months, our RV traveled more than 10,000 miles. Along the way we held 40 events, where 50 volunteer dermatologists provided 1,414 free skin cancer screenings and educated thousands of people.
The doctors identified 513 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 33 suspected melanomas. The dermatologists also found 183 atypical moles, a risk factor for melanoma. Those participants with atypical moles were cautioned to keep a close eye on their skin.
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- Free, full body skin exams
- Exams performed by licensed dermatologists
- No appointment necessary
- Convenient mobile screening facility
- COVID-19 safe
- Free skin cancer educational materials
- Free sun protection products
What Our Participants Say
“With your help, my husband had two suspicious spots identified that were later biopsied and diagnosed as melanomas. This will save his life.” – New York City
“My father is a skin cancer survivor. A free screening is a blessing. Thank you Destination Healthy Skin!” – Portland, TX
“A generous event to spread awareness and prevent serious complications. Thank you so much for taking time and using your resources to provide this event.” – Austin, TX
“Thank you for volunteering your time! Health care is very costly for some of us. A doctor that cares about people – we need more like you.” – Casa Grande, CA
“I appreciate this service. I’ve been concerned about a spot for over a year but have no insurance. This service allows me to have peace of mind ” – San Diego, CA
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What to expect during your skin exam
Skin cancer screenings take place in our Destination Healthy Skin RV, which is equipped with two private exam rooms. You’ll be given a brief form to fill out while you wait for your turn. Then you’ll be shown into an exam room and provided with a gown to change into. When you’re ready, the dermatologist will come into the room and examine your skin from head-to-toe. The doctor will note the findings on your form and make recommendations for next steps.
Please note that screenings are provided on a first-come, first served basis and subject to dermatologist availability. The exam itself takes approximately ten minutes.