By Molly Daly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Free skin cancer screenings will be offered today in Huntingdon Valley as part of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour.
The tour’s 38-foot customized RV will be parked outside the Rite Aid at 1035 County Line Road in Huntingdon Valley.
That’s where Doctor Jeffrey Pollock, a local dermatologist, will conduct full body skin cancer screenings from 10am till 1pm. With more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year in the United States, the foundation says the goal is to detect skin cancers early, and educate the public about preventing the disease.
According to the foundation, in the 7 years since the tour began, more than 20,000 people have been screened, and more than 8,500 suspected pre-cancers and cancers have been detected, including more than 350 suspected melanomas.
More information can be found at the Skin Cancer Foundation.