Do you have a concerning spot or new mole that you’re concerned about? KKTV and Vanguard Skin Specialists have partnered to offer FREE Drive Thru Spot Checks.
Our next event:
- SEPTEMBER – Colorado Springs: Saturday, September 12 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the Vanguard Briargate Parking Lot at 9348 Grand Cordera Parkway.
What is the Skin Cancer Spot Check?
We encourage you to examine yourself for any new or changing moles. If you have a suspicious spot, get it checked out. The dermatologists and dermatology PAs at Vanguard Skin Specialists will be available to examine your concerning spots, new moles, and changing moles. Other community medical providers will be part of the upcoming Colorado Springs event.
Due to the drive through nature of the event, this is NOT a full body skin cancer screening. We will check spots you are concerned about, and areas that are easily viewable and accessible from your car or right outside your car.
What is the process?
Simply show up, and you will be directed to a drive through line. You will be asked to fill out basic demographic information and a waiver.
If you have a spot that is easily visible, you can step out of your car and a dermatologist or dermatology PA will take a quick look. If you need some privacy for us to view the concerning spot, you will be directed to a tent. You will receive a presumptive diagnosis on what the spot could be and a recommendation on whether you need further evaluation.
What is not included?
If you have a spot that appears atypical or malignant, the dermatology provider will recommend a biopsy. This is a diagnostic procedure to confirm what type of growth you have. The biopsy and/or recommended follow up with a dermatologist is the responsibility of the patient. A list of board certified dermatologists is available at aad.org.
What should I wear?
If the spot is on your face, please do not wear makeup. Wear clothing that makes it easy for the dermatology provider to see the spot(s) you are concerned about. Please wear a mask.
Will there be social distancing?
The Spot Check is provided as a drive through screening to allow for social distancing. You may remain in your car. Our volunteer team will be temperature screened and wearing masks. We disinfect all pens and clipboard.
What if it rains?
We will be performing our Spot Check rain or shine. If we have thunderstorms, we will not be able to have the event.
Will I be on TV?
The KKTV news crew will be on site, so your image or video may appear on KKTV. KKTV will not film patient examinations or release patient information without your consent. KKTV will not have access to your medical record.
Does this replace my regular dermatology visit?
No, the Spot Check is not a substitute for a thorough full body skin exam performed in an office setting. Many skin cancers can be detected only from a thorough skin exam, and all adults should see their doctor annually for a skin cancer screening exam.
What if I have a concerning spot that needs follow up?
You may follow up with Vanguard Skin Specialists, your regular dermatologist, or another dermatologist in the area. You may find a list of dermatologists at www.aad.org.
Coverage about our prior events:
Hundreds were seen at past events in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Watch coverage from KKTV: