Since its founding in 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.

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Getting a skin biopsy?
Here’s what to expect.

Diagnosing skin cancer is more complex than you think. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at this fascinating, little-known area of dermatology.

Answer your questions

Worried about a suspicious spot?

Learn the warning signs for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma and what to do if you see something that just doesn’t look right.

Get the facts

Why are more men dying of skin cancer?

Skin cancer deaths among men are on the rise, here in the U.S. and overseas. Our expert explains the reasons why and what we can do about it.


Of Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
More than 2 people die of skin cancer every hour


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


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:
It could save your life.

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