SknVue a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Oceanside, California, dedicated to educating people about prevention, early detection, and timely treatment of skin cancer while providing the tools necessary to accomplish this mission.
We are focused on combating skin cancer, on a global basis, like never before with forward-thinking education, boots on the ground skin cancer testing programs, unique strategic partners, cutting-edge technology, and lots of hearts.
We will create new solutions for skin health by providing an actionable plan for everyone to take charge and manage their skin wellness.
Our Mission is Saving Lives
There is profound complacency and a lack of understanding about skin cancer. We need to change that now, to help save lives.
- 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer by the age of 70
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer and the most curable, if found early.
- Skin Cancer is the most preventable cancer by making better lifestyle choices
- COVID-19 delayed many people from routine medical care, especially dermatologist visits
Education, promoting good skin health practices, and early detection leads to saving lives … and that is what it is all about and what gives us our Mission Statement:
SknVue promotes awareness and early detection of skin cancer, providing an actionable plan to improve and manage skin wellness. Saving lives.
Why We Formed SknVue?
Randy Wyant, CEO and Chairman
Having over thirty years of experience in diagnostic healthcare, I thought I had an above average approach to proactive wellness. I was wrong!
I had been seeing a dermatologist for years to get my annual skin health assessment to detect skin cancer or anything else that may have been suspicious. After doing my own research, in 2016, I came to the alarming realization that I was not doing all the right things. I became aware of some very important information that compelled me to establish SknVue as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Most alarming was that the incidence of melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Here are some of the facts which brought me to the realization that I had to act:
- Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
- More than two people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour
- Having five or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma
- When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99%
- The use of indoor tanning dramatically increases the risk of developing melanoma
- Over 70% of Americans don’t visit a dermatologist for preventative care
I knew that we in the healthcare community must increase our efforts to address this serious issue.
My goal is to build SknVue to be the pre-eminent non-profit dedicated to education and early detection of skin cancer. By building strong partners and strategic alliances, we can make a major impact in the fight against this insidious disease.
Awareness and education are essential; however, we have identified an additional key ingredient in the fight against skin cancer. We have a clear and actionable plan for people to manage their skin wellness.
By knowing the risk factors, being familiar with the ABCDE’s of skin cancer, getting regular skin checks, and providing access to the latest technology, we can bring positive change, effectively saving lives!
Who We Help
While concentrating on the following demographics, we are committed to educating everyone about skin cancer awareness and helping anyone anywhere manager their own skin wellness to prevent skin cancer.
- We focused initially on the golf community because golf is played in the sun which poses a profound risk to players, caddies, fans, and everyone associated with the game of golf.
- We also concentrate on our youth since most skin damage occurs before the age of 18. We are educating young people on how to prevent skin cancer now to protect their future health.
- We are helping to address the disparity in skin cancer/melanoma awareness, detection, treatment, and mortality in people of color.