Advanced Skin Cancer Screening – Available Locations

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An Advanced Skin Cancer Screening is easy, pain-free, and takes approximate 15-30 minutes.  No blood work is conducted at a screening.

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  • Skin Cancer Examination - Skin Cancer Free
  • Skin Cancer Examination - Skin Cancer Free
  • Skin Cancer Examination - Skin Cancer Free

Want to book an Advanced Skin Cancer Screening?

Advanced Skin Cancer Screenings are given throughout the United States on a regularly scheduled basis.  Screenings are available to the general public or for employees of corporations who provide screenings as part of employee health fairs or benefit programs.  You can get more information about upcoming ones here.

We’re sorry, at the present time there are no Advanced Skin Cancer Screenings scheduled.  Check back later for an updated schedule.

Want to request a Personal Advanced Skin Cancer Screening?

You can request a personal Advanced Skin Cancer Screening here. Screenings are available throughout the United states on a regularly scheduled basis. Screenings typically cost $400.00. If you are unable to pay the full cost of a screening, financial assistance may be available based on your personal circumstances from donations made to Skin Cancer Free. Fill out this form, and we'll get back to you to determine when a screening is available in your area.
  • If you know an approximate date you would like to have your skin cancer screening, we'll do our best to accommodate you.
  • If you work for a company that has an interest in, would like to offer, or is offering skin cancer examinations, please tell us your company's name.

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Why is an Advanced Skin Cancer Screening necessary?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States; in fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People of all colors and races can get skin cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer, including actinic keratoses (AK), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer, but melanoma is the most deadly. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for BCC and SCC is about 95 percent. When melanoma is detected before it spreads, it also has a high cure rate. An Advanced Skin Cancer Screening helps people find early skin cancers.

Is the Advanced Skin Cancer Screening free of charge?

Not usually.  We expect you to pay for the direct services involved in your screening if you can afford it.  If you cannot afford the screening, we’ll try to help using one of our funds to help pay a portion of the cost.  Talk to us about your personal situation

Who will provide the skin cancer screening?

A trained dermographer under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist will do your examination and take detailed images of any suspicious area.  Those images will be uploaded and examined by the dermatologist, who has been trained to detect skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage.

How long with the screening take?

Screenings take approximately 15-30 minutes, including completing the medical history form, getting your skin checked, and getting all images taken for examination.  You can make this faster by completing your medical history form before your examination over the internet.  We’ll send you a link when your screening is scheduled.

Which areas of my body will be screened?

A full-body screening including those areas normally covered by underwear can be provided if you desire. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends full-body screenings whenever possible. If you do not wish a full-body examination, all areas except those covered by underwear will be examined.

Will the screening take the place of my yearly exam with my dermatologist or physician?

If you are regularly seeing a dermatologist who is providing skin cancer examinations, a screening may not be required.  If your primary care physician is not currently providing screenings on a regular basis, we recommend an Advanced Skin Cancer Screening annually.

Can I ask the dermographer to look at my skin for other dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.?

The dermographer does Advanced Skin Cancer Screenings only.  If you have other skin conditions that are concerning you, we recommend seeing a doctor or dermatologist.

Why do I have to complete a medical history form?

The Personal Health Information (PHI) form is used to record your prior medical history with both the dermographer and the dermatologist examining your images. The document also gives you an electronic record of this information and should be used for follow-up treatment with your dermatologist if a suspicious lesion is found. The information provided at the bottom of the form communicates your rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your signature is required to demonstrate your acknowledgement of these rights.

How will you use my personal information?

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality regarding the information that we collect, use, maintain, and disclose about you. Your information is used and disclosed only for the Study’s mission-related activities and operations, and in other limited circumstances such as when required for law enforcement or for public health activities.

If a follow-up is required, what if I don’t have health insurance?

If you are told that you have a suspicious spot on your skin that could be skin cancer and that should be seen by a doctor or dermatologist, and you do not have health insurance, you can still get medical care.  We’ll help you find a local doctor or dermatologist.

Preparing for Your Advanced Skin Cancer Screening:

Your Advanced Skin Cancer Screening will be done by DermDetect. All screenings are done locally with a licensed technician specifically trained and supervised by Skin Cancer Free and OHSU.

  1. You’ll be asked to fill out a form in advance with your medical history.
  2. You’ll also be asked to complete a consent form giving your consent for the screening.

What your Advanced Skin Cancer Screening includes:

  1. The precise location of every suspicious lesion will be tracked.
  2. Macro and micro imaging, using specialized technology, will be acquired for each suspicious spot on your body. A special hand held Videodermoscopic camera that uses “Reflected Light Microscopy” with an array of computer controlled LED bulbs is placed directly on the skin, and ultra-high resolution images are captured and uploaded to a secure cloud based server.
  3. Each resulting image will be reviewed by an expert Reviewing Dermatologist who is a specialist in skin cancer detection. The Reviewing Dermatologist will use proprietary Digital Mole Coding™ to electronically mark all images using a red (needs immediate attention), yellow (needs to be watched), or green (no action required at this time) circle.
  4. The Reviewing Dermatologist will prepare a signed report which will be delivered to you identifying all potential trouble areas.
  5. Your images and the report become part of your permanent medical record and will be available to you via secure log-in by you, your doctor, dermatologist, or anyone you designate, using a normal internet browser.

What happens after your Advanced Skin Cancer Screening:

  1. Red designated lesions will need immediate medical attention from your medical professional, who will also have access to your screening results.
  2. Yellow designated lesions will be re-examined at a suggested interval, at no charge, to see if they have changed and need further attention.
  3. All images are stored for a minimum of 5 years from your latest screening. You or your doctor can also save these images to a local computer system.