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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Learn the warning signs

Squamous cell carcinoma warning signs & images

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

Answer your questions

How Does UV Radiation Affect My Skin?

Know the risks and learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Get the Facts

Skin Cancer Stats & Facts

Straight talk about the world’s most common cancer.

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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