One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Springfield Regional Cancer Center and Oakview Dermatology will present a free SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening event on Tuesday, May 9, from 4-6 p.m. at the office Dr. Shannon Trotter, Oakview Dermatology, 30 W. McCreight Ave., Suite 110, in Springfield. 

The screening event is part of the American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening Program. The screening is free, but appointments are required. Call Ann Hembree at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center at 523-8617 to schedule an appointment. 

The AAD offers tips regarding skin cancer: 
Anyone can get skin cancer regardless of skin color
One ounce of sunscreen, enough to fill a shot glass, is considered the amount needed to cover the exposed areas of the body 
To prevent skin cancer:
Seek shade between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wear protective clothing.
Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen.
Use extra caution near water, snow and sand.
Avoid tanning beds.