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
Find out how to spot basal cell carcinoma
Five warning signs you shouldn’t ignore.
Answer your questions
Does a high SPF protect my skin better?
What the number on your sunscreen really means.
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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.)