Skin Cancer Screenings for Everyone™ Alliance

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Dermatologist - Skin Cancer Free

A Skin Cancer Screening is easy, pain-free, and takes approximate 30-60 minutes. 

While many health care providers offer dermatologic care and cosmetic procedures, your results depend on the screening provider’s skill and experience.

We always recommend a board certified dermatologist to do your screening. There is nothing better than the eye of a board certified dermatologist to find a skin cancer developing in it’s earliest stages.

The American College of Dermatology supports Physician-led care teams, and recognizes the important roles that physician assistants and nurse practitioners play when caring for patients under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist.

  • Skin Cancer Screenings are provided by local dermatologists specializing in early skin cancer detection.
  • Screenings are available throughout the United States.
  • We can often find dermatologists providing free skin cancer screenings close to you, and we’ll send you that information when you register.
  • If you are unable to pay the full cost of a paid screening, Skin Cancer Free financial assistance may be available to help based on your personal circumstances.

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Why You Need a Board Certified Dermatologist to Do Your Screening

Do Your Homework
Board Certified DermatologistPhysician AssistantNurse Practitioner
CollegeYesYesYes
Schooling after College4 Years
Medical Degree (MD or DO)
2-3 Years
Master’s Degree
2-4 Years
Master’s or Doctoral Degree
Internship1 Year
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Information – Accredited Dermatology Residency3 Years (minimum)
Patient Care Hours12,000 – 16,000
Hours Required
2,000
Hours Required
500-720
Hours Required
Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology
American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
YesNoNo

Questions?

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. A Skin Cancer Screening helps people find early skin cancers.

Not usually.  You should expect 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

Skin Cancer Free works with Screening Providers throughout the United States and around the world who provide your examination locally.

Screenings take approximately 30-60 minutes, including completing a 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.

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.

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

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

The Personal Health Information (PHI) form is used to record your prior medical history for the Screening Provider doing your Skin Cancer Screening. 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 will be required to demonstrate your acknowledgement of these rights.

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality regarding any personal information that is collected about you during or before your screening. Your screening results are used and controlled by you and your Screening Provider, and use of that information is governed and protected by HIPPA regulations.  Your results are not made available to Skin Cancer Free.

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.  Your local Screening Provider will help you find local resources.