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

Squamous cell carcinoma warning signs & images

Don’t ignore the early signs of this common, sometimes invasive skin cancer.

Answer your questions

Are rare skin cancers serious?

What you need to know about less common skin diseases.

Get the Facts

Skin cancer stats & facts

Straight talk about the world’s most common cancer.


Of Americans will develop skin cancer
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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