Since 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession 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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Getting Mohs Surgery?

Learn what you can expect during and after the procedure.

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How Do You Spot Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Early warning signs you should never ignore.

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Is it OK to Leave Your Skin Cancer Alone?

The short answer is NO. Find out why.

20%

Of Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70
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.)

98%

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.

Sun & Skin News

Ask the Expert: Does Being Pregnant Increase Your Melanoma Risk?

Coping with Advanced Melanoma During Pregnancy

The Clock Starts … Now!