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Per the USPSTF, the American Academy of Dermatology “DOES NOT have formal guidelines on skin cancer screening” and the American Cancer Society “DOES NOT recommend skin cancer screening for average risk adults”.*
*see (USPSTF) US Preventive Services Task Force, September 2016 https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/skin-cancer-screening2
FACTS per the ADD: “One out of 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime”. “Exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer”. “ Early detection of skin cancer/melanoma” saves lives.
OPINION: Without the support of the leading skin cancer organizations, the ADD and the ACS, the USPSTF will not recommend adding skin cancer screening to the free Cancer Preventive Care (i.e. mammograms, colonoscopes, prostate exams, etc.) that is available in all health insurance.
We CANNOT beat skin cancer/melanoma and save millions of lives unless the ADD and the ACS support yearly skin exams and sunscreen use, for all, in Preventive Care.
Contact the ADD: www.aad.org/Forms/ContactUs/Default.aspx
Contact the ACS: www.cancer.org/about-us/online-help/contact-us
Please tell them that we CANNOT beat skin cancer/melanoma without their explicit support for yearly clinical skin screening and sunscreen use in Preventive Care!