Some East Tennesseans had the chance to get an important health screening for free on Wednesday. The Skin Cancer Foundation made a stop in Kingston as part of its Healthy Skin Tour.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year.
Local dermatologists volunteered their time to offer full body skin cancer screenings on the large tour RV. They also taught each person how to do self exams so they can perform monthly skin checks at home.
"A patient should have their skin examined at least once a year. But I recommend checking your own skin once a month. So look for any moles that may be growing or changing or any small lesions that may bleed and not heal," said Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, a dermatologist.
For more information on skin self exams visit SkinCancer.org/Tour.