Guinness Book of World Records Skin Screening

 

On May 18, we will attempt to set a mark recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for “largest skin cancer screening.” The record to beat is 780, so we need YOUR help.

This is a free event for everyone, regardless if you have insurance or no insurance, if you see a dermatologist or have never seen a dermatologist before. If you’ve got skin, you can help us win!

Event Details

When?
May 18, 2019 | 9am – 4pm
Where?
Duke Health Center at Southpoint
6301 Herndon Rd, Durham, NC
Fun Activities
– Food trucks
– Free giveaways
– Photo booth
– DJ Scotty Brooks
– Free massages (for participants)

Sign-Up for an Appointment

Appointments are being made in 15-minute intervals. While we cannot guarantee that you will be seen on time, we will do our best to keep the clinic flowing — thanks to our countless volunteers.
Please be patient while our amazing team of dermatologists, nurses and community volunteers do their very best to provide you with the best skin screening experience. Allow some time to complete some necessary paperwork collecting helpful information for the dermatologist you will be seeing.

Book a Timeslot

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a skin cancer screening?

A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of your skin by a medical professional. It’s completely pain free! Our skin screenings are performed by 30, board-certified dermatologists that have donated their time to this event.

No blood work is conducted at a screening.

Is the screening really free?

Yep! Dermatologists have volunteered their time and expertise to provide skin cancer screenings for this event. There is no need for insurance!

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is required, so feel free to show up on a whim, (and bring your friends). However, if you want to avoid wait time, we suggest booking at time slot here:

Book one here!

Why get a screening?

Um, you mean besides helping us break the record?!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States; in fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for most skin cancer is 95%.

How long will it take?

The screening itself will take approximately 10 minutes, including completing the paperwork and getting your skin checked. However, we anticipate longer wait times at this event. Signing up for an appointment time is your best bet if you’re pressed for time:

Book a time slot here!

Will I have to remove my clothes?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends full-body examinations whenever possible, but it’s not a requirement. If you’re comfortable removing your clothes for the screening, a blanket and gown will be provided. The screening will also take place in private. If not, only exposed areas (face, neck, arms, hands, etc.) will be visually inspected for skin cancer.

Do I have to fill out any forms?

Yep, but it’s short!

The Registration and Report Personal Health Information (PHI) form is used to record your screening with both the volunteer medical personnel and the American Academy of Dermatology. The document also gives you a record of the screening details and should be used for follow-up treatment with your dermatologist if a suspicious lesion is found. The information provided at the bottom of the form communicates your rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your signature is required to demonstrate your acknowledgement of these rights.

What happens if you find a suspicious spot?

You’ll be encouraged to seek a dermatologist for a follow-up treatment. But, remember, with early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for for most skin cancers is about 95 percent!

What do I do if I don't have insurance?

Our screenings are completely free. No insurance is required to see a board-certified dermatologist.

In the event a suspicious spot is identified and you do not have health insurance, you can still get medical care. Check out this site for a few links to free and low-cost clinics near you.

Can I bring a child to be screened?

You’re welcome to bring your children along with you to the event – there will be fun activities for all ages – but no one under the age of 18 can be screened for this event.

Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer for this amazing event.
Are you a medical assistant? Do some good alongside some of the best and brightest dermatologists in the country. We’d love to have you!
 

Medical Assistant Volunteer
No medical experience, but still want to help out? From data entry to crowd control if you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you on board.
 

Volunteer

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