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Dermatologists Reach Skin Cancer Screening Milestone
Date:12/16/2009

Two million screenings conducted through national AAD program

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, almost every hour. Yet melanoma is often successfully treated, if caught early. That's why thousands of dermatologists across the country offer free skin cancer screenings in their communities through the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program. The program recently reached a milestone - two million screenings have been conducted since the program's inception in 1985. As of December 31, 2008, more than 188,000 suspicious lesions have been detected, including more than 21,500 suspected melanomas, through the program.

"The goal of the AAD National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program is to save lives. We're certain that there are people who are alive today because they received a skin cancer screening," said David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, president, American Academy of Dermatology. "Dermatologists have volunteered countless hours to conduct screenings in locations such as sports stadiums, state and county fairs, and hospitals. The AAD National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Screening Program is a key opportunity for dermatologists to educate the public about early detection and prevention of skin cancer while saving lives by finding skin cancers in their earliest, most treatable stages."

While screenings happen all year long, many skin cancer screenings are conducted in May. Visit http://www.aad.org/public/exams/screenings/index.html to find a free skin cancer screening in your area. The Web page also includes a video of what to expect at a screening, an eC
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