Imagine this: You’re on your way home from work when your dermatologist calls with bad news: You have basal cell carcinoma, a skin cancer, and need to schedule surgery to remove it.
Once the news sinks in, you mobilize your online research: What is basal cell carcinoma? Is skin cancer dangerous? Does skin cancer spread? What happens during skin cancer surgery? You want credible answers, and you want them fast.
That’s where we come in.
No matter where you are – on the way back from work searching for quick answers, in your dermatologist’s office reading educational brochures, or at home looking for support on social media – The Skin Cancer Foundation is there for you with the information, guidance and resources you need.
SkinCancer.org: Your First Stop for Skin Cancer Information
Each year, nearly 9 million people visit SkinCancer.org. That’s about 25,000 web visitors a day! It is often the first stop for people newly diagnosed with skin cancer. And while visitor motivations may differ, at the heart of it all, people go to our website for trustworthy, accurate skin cancer information, presented in a clear, easy to understand manner.
“The Foundation’s website is an unparalleled resource for reliable and factual skin cancer information and has helped me immensely through multiple skin cancer battles.” – Ronald L.
138 web pages: SkinCancer.org shines a spotlight on all aspects of the world’s most common cancer, with comprehensive clinical content written and medically reviewed by experts. Whether you’re looking for warning signs and details about specific types of the disease, or skin cancer photos, or guidance on risk factors, early detection, sun protection and recommended products, or treatment information, we’ve got you covered.
300+ blog posts: Part of SkinCancer.org, our Sun & Skin News blog explores every healthy skin-related topic under the sun, answers lifestyle questions about sun protection and skin health, and includes patient stories, celebrity interviews and advice from our physician experts.
“I especially enjoy the Sun & Skin News blog for the courageous and inspirational stories of survival.” – Chrissy C.
Patient support resources: Our Robins Nest online support program helps patients and caregivers find help for specific needs related to health care access, medication safety, coping support and other services. The goal is to point you in the right direction and connect you with a carefully curated collection of internal and external resources, so that you are empowered to make the right decisions for your situation.
Translated in 7 languages: Whether you speak English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portugese or Chinese, the website is available in the language that serves you best.
Optimized for accessibility: Our site uses the principles of inclusive design to provide accessible content for people who are vision or hearing impaired, and those who use voice control for navigation.
“As a practicing Mohs surgeon, I commend The Skin Cancer Foundation team on the very rich educational content that it produces both on the website and social media!”
– Vitaly Terushkin, MD, FACMS
Social Media: Creating Community for You
Beyond the education we offer, people follow us on social media because they want to connect with other skin cancer warriors, caregivers and healthy skin champions. Our active, engaged communities share the Foundation’s posts, graphics, images, videos and survivor stories to help us reach more people and save more lives. Our community thrives on skin cancer education, and followers from all over the world support one another, participate in polls and provide feedback on topics ranging from sun protection to survivorship.
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“The skin cancer information you share is VERY helpful. I like the preventative posts because I always learn something new.”
– Judy E., Facebook follower
The Skin Cancer Foundation Newsletter: Monthly Skin Health News and Tips
Our monthly enewsletter delivers the latest skin cancer news and updates, including everything you need to know about prevention, early detection, warning signs and treatment right to your inbox. Each issue focuses on a trending topic and includes recent and relevant blog posts, skin health news, tips and shareable content.
Patient Education Brochures: Easy to Understand Print Materials
Every day, the Foundation’s print education materials are shipped to medical offices, health clinics, schools and community centers across the country. Doctors rely on the Foundation’s brochures and posters to help explain the basics of skin cancer to patients. To reach specific audiences, we offer a range of informative posters showcasing skin cancer detection and prevention. We work closely with member dermatologists to break down confusing medical terminology so we can provide you with helpful and digestible information.
“Our dermatology practice ordered the posters to go in each of our exam rooms in our clinic. I particularly liked the modern graphic design of the poster and the relevant educational information for patients.” -Alicia Cool, MD
The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal: An Annual Magazine Focused on You
There’s a reason that you’ll find a copy of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal in the office of every dermatologist in the U.S. This content-rich magazine is written for patients like you, who care deeply about skin health.
As you flip through the Journal, you’ll see feature articles about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, advice from top experts, interviews with celebrities and public figures and personal stories from everyday people who have experienced skin cancer. Similar to an annual report, the magazine also highlights the Foundation’s programs and events, as well as our members and donors who support us in the fight against the world’s most common cancer.
The 2023 issue will be published in May. The theme, the beauty of sun protection, focuses on the beauty industry’s growing commitment to innovations in sun protection and skin health. We hope you enjoy it!