CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners’ teams in the Exton and West Chester offices will be holding free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings to new patients during the months of April and May.
“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour,” said Dr. Brandon Rowe of the Exton office. “Yet not only is skin cancer preventable, it’s highly treatable when detected early.”
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners is dedicated to educating the public and raising awareness around the important role that annual skin exams play in early detection and optimal treatment of skin cancer.
“Unlike other cancers, skin cancer can be seen on the surface of your skin, making it critical to regularly check your skin for changing or suspicious spots,” said Dr. Sarah Todd of the West Chester location. “A skin cancer screening from a dermatologist is a visual exam that is painless, only takes a few minutes, and could save your life.”
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners has joined the American Academy of Dermatology’s efforts to educate the public about the importance of an annual skin exam and how to do self-examinations at home. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month, they will be offering free skin cancer screenings by appointment only to new patients at participating locations this spring.
The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program is part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.
Since 1985, AAD member dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas.
If you’re a new patient interested in scheduling your free skin cancer screening at Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, call us at (888) 895-3376 to schedule an appointment.