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A Hole in My Head

The little spot on my forehead didn’t look like much, but it didn’t feel right to me. Turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer than I’d had before.

Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious? Let’s Ask Hugh Jackman.

Hugh Jackman knows about skin cancer: the Australian actor has posted photos and video about his skin cancer surgeries. He also urges his fans to protect against the sun’s harmful rays and get checked by a dermatologist. Take a cue from Hugh!

Dr. Jill Biden Undergoes Mohs Surgery

First Lady Jill Biden had Mohs surgery to remove two basal cell carcinomas; one found above her right eye during a routine skin cancer screening and one on her chest identified during her pre-operative consultation.

A Skin Cancer Spotted at the Salon

When Ronnie walked into the salon in June 2022, she never imagined that her life was about to take a frightening turn. As her hairdresser parted Ronnie’s hair for a cut, she saw something new on Ronnie’s scalp that turned out to be a melanoma.

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.

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.

A Lifetime in the Sun

A renowned physician tells of his lifetime love of the great outdoors. The drawback? His sun exposure led to serious skin cancers.

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