WALNUT CREEK -- Worried about those sun spots? The Skin Cancer Foundation will be in Walnut Creek Monday to offer free skin cancer screenings.

Part of the foundation's "Road to Healthy Skin Tour" presented by Rite Aid, patients can receive a quick and potentially lifesaving full-body skin cancer screening in the tour's 38-foot customized RV. Equipped with two private exam rooms, the public is welcome to come for a screening and to get educational materials, sunscreen and other giveaways from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18, Rite Aid, 1526 Palos Verdes Mall in Walnut Creek. Local volunteer dermatologist Dr. Sherilyn Baughman has donated her time and services to the foundation, and will conduct the screenings.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually, according to the foundation.

"The goal of the tour is to save lives by detecting skin cancers early on and educating the public about skin cancer prevention by means of sun protection and the need for prompt, effective treatment," according to a news release.

This year, the tour will make an estimated 53 stops in 17 states and the Washington D.C. Since the Tour began in 2008, more than 18,000 people have received free screenings, with more than 7,000 suspected precancers and cancers have been detected, including more than 300 suspected melanomas, according to the release.


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For more information go to SkinCancer.org/Tour.

Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617 or enardi@bayareanewsgroup.com