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Celebrities and Skin Cancer – They’re Just Like Us

Given the prevalence of skin cancer in the United States, it’s not surprising that so many celebrities have had the disease. In fact, one out of every five Americans is going to get skin cancer. In our very own “Just Like Us” feature, we share somecelebrities you may not realize have had the world’s most common cancer.

In My Mother’s Eyes: Her Ocular Melanoma Story

Ocular (meaning “of the eye”) melanoma is very different from cutaneous (“of the skin”) melanoma. Learn more about this rare form of melanoma, in a story told by the daughter of a survivor.

Defend Your Skin: NFL Coach Shares 3 Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention

For Sean McDermott, head coach of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, a strong defensive strategy is a key part of winning, both on and off the field. That’s why he’s teaming up with The Skin Cancer Foundation to bring attention to the importance of skin cancer prevention and early detection.

#ThisIsSkinCancer

Skin cancer survivors and caregivers share, in their own powerful words, what it’s like to live with and beyond skin cancer. Their goal is to educate about the dangers of the disease and give hope to the newly diagnosed.

Moving to Fight Melanoma

After three surgeries and immunotherapy to treat stage III melanoma, Adam Degi is determined to educate people about the dangers of skin cancer. Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Adam and his wife planned virtual 5K fundraisers supporting The Skin Cancer Foundation during Skin Cancer Awareness Month in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Sidelined by Skin Cancer?

University of Kentucky defensive lineman Josh Paschal saw something on the bottom of his foot and said something. His dangerous melanoma didn’t bench him for long!

When a Child Gets Skin Cancer

Pediatric melanomas are rare and different from adult cases, but they can happen. One young girl’s story, how St. Jude helped and what parents need to know.

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