Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™

Join us in Patagonia, Chile - Help fight skin cancer by raising funds to benefit the AAD's SPOT Skin Cancer™ program.

Shade Structure Grants - Apply now!

The AAD's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. Find out if your organization is eligible and apply.

30 years of free skin cancer screenings

The AAD's free skin cancer screening program is one of the most successful association-led public health programs in U.S. history. Learn more about the 30-year history of the program.

Skin self-exam video

You can catch skin cancer early by following dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin. Watch this video to learn how to check your skin.

SPOTme® in the community

The SPOTme® screening program partners with other organizations to educate the public about skin cancer risk and providing free skin cancer screenings. Learn about our community partner events with the NFL, Target stores, and more near you.

What to expect at a SPOTme® screening

View FAQs and a video explaining what to expect at a SPOTme® skin cancer screening.

Annual screening reminder

Sign-up and you’ll receive a reminder each year to schedule your annual skin cancer screening with a dermatologist.

AAD members: Plan a SPOTme® screening

Access helpful tips and resources for planning a successful free SPOTme® skin cancer screening event for the public. Only available to AAD member dermatologists.

How to apply sunscreen

Sunscreen protects your skin against skin cancer; however, it is not as effective unless it is applied properly. Watch this video and follow tips from dermatologists on how to apply sunscreen to make sure you are getting the most protection.

Meet our partner

A charitable grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2014 supported the expansion of the Academy’s skin cancer detection efforts. Learn more about this generous gift and how it's helping educate the public to spot skin cancer.


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