The Skin Cancer Foundation provides comprehensive, medically-reviewed information on skin cancer prevention, early detection, risk factors and treatment.

Since 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical community about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. More about us.

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Know the signs

Melanoma Warning Signs

How to spot this dangerous skin cancer early when it’s easiest to treat.

Answer your questions

What is Mohs Surgery?

Learn what happens during and after the procedure.

Get the Facts

Are Rare Skin Cancers Serious?

What you need to know about uncommon skin diseases.

20%

Of Americans will develop skin cancer
More than 2 people die of skin cancer every hour

5+

sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma
melanoma early detection five-year survival rate (U.S.)

99%

Skin Cancer Is the Cancer You Can See.

The Big See® campaign aims to inspire you to get to know your skin, look in the mirror and keep these three words in mind:
NEW, CHANGING or UNUSUAL.
It could save your life.

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