Thursday, July 29, 2010

Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Houston 7/2-7/30

** During last year’s tour, The Skin Cancer Foundation found over 1,200 suspected skin cancers and precancers, including 77 suspected cases of melanoma.**

According to the EPA (, the UV Index in the Houston area is at number 11, which means it has reached an extreme classification. With UV levels that high and with the news that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, it’s more important than ever that the people in the Houston area take precautions to protect themselves from the harmful UV rays.

For the third year in a row, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid will be stopping by the Houston area in the Tour’s 38-foot customized RV to offer free full-body skin cancer screenings to the public. Local dermatologists are donating their time to offer the free screenings and will also be available for media interviews upon request.

Thursday, July 29th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, July 30th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Randalls Food and Drugs
3131 West Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77025

Academy Sports #32
21351 Gulf Freeway
Webster, TX 77598

Minsue Chen, MD
Jaime Tschen, MD
Allyson Kopel, MD
Thomas Nichols, MD
Narin "Joe" Apisarnthanarax, MD

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million cases in two million people diagnosed annually. However, if detected early, skin cancer is also the most preventable and curable form of cancer. This tour will make more than 80 stops across the country to educate people about the importance of sun protection on a daily basis and visiting their dermatologists annually to get a skin cancer screening. It is crucial for everyone, no matter their skin color, to practice sun safety.

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