SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening Program

Since its inception in 1985, millions have been educated about the importance of sun protection and early cancer detection through the AAD SPOTme® skin cancer screening program. In 2014, the program was expanded through a generous donation by Bristol-Myers Squibb. As a result, countless lives have been saved by identifying melanomas in their earliest, most treatable stage.

Member volunteers are critical to the success of this life-saving program. To date, dermatologists have volunteered to conduct more than 2.4 million skin cancer screenings and have detected more than 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas.

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your community by volunteering for one of the following SPOTme® skin cancer screening program events. Together, we can influence positive behavior change to improve public health.

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SPOTme® with your own skin cancer screening event

Host a free screening event in your area. The AAD will equip you with free screening forms and skin cancer handouts, as well as advertise your event on the AAD’s website and toll-free hotline. Schedule your event now.


SPOTme® with Latino OutreachWork with the AAD and the Ventanillas de Salud to bring awareness, education and skin cancer screenings to the underserved population of Latino outdoor workers.  Current screening venues include San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami or Phoenix. Learn more.


SPOTme® with NFL teamsHelp the AAD raise skin cancer awareness, provide public education and offer free skin cancer screenings to the football fans of several NFL teams. The screenings take place during summer training camps, family events and health fairs. Learn more.

To host or volunteer for these screening events, contact Yvonne Urbikas.

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