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Melanoma Warning Signs & Images

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


What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Learn more about the most common skin cancer and why you should never ignore it.


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, check yourself head-to-toe once a month
and keep these three words in mind:
It could save your life.

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