Did you know one in five Americans will develop skin cancer, making it the most common form of cancer? That’s right, this year alone, doctors will diagnose nearly 5.5 million people with the disease, but early detection can save lives.

More than 20 years ago, Moffitt Cancer Center created the Mole Patrol®, a free mobile skin cancer screening program made up of physicians and midlevel practitioners who all specialize in skin cancer and/or dermatology. The Mole Patrol is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

The Mole Patrol recommends checking your entire body for new moles, bumps and patches that are red and flaky, or sores that aren’t healing. Also look for moles that have changed in size, shape, color or texture.

Since 1996, the Mole Patrol has screened more than 15,000 people and recommended thousands receive follow-up care.

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WHO: Moffitt’s Mole Patrol

WHAT: Free skin cancer screening

WHERE: Pier 60 Pavilion on Clearwater Beach, 10 Pier 60, Clearwater, FL 33767

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Download B-Roll from previous Mole Patrol events here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzwuo056bhwdpji/SpringSwing16_B-Roll_SOTs.mp4?dl=0

About Moffitt Cancer Center Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 48 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube