Skin Cancer - General

American Cancer Society: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  Here you will find out some sun protection tips and learn how to examine your skin. To find information on a specific type of skin cancer, click here.

American Academy of Dermatology - The information on this Web site comes from the nation's leading dermatology experts.

Cancer.Net: Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

CDC: Skin Cancer - This government site provides an overview of skin cancer.

MayoClinic: Skin Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Skin Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Skin Cancer - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  The information at this site is for nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Also in Spanish.

Skin Cancer Foundation - The Foundation's mission is to decrease the incidence of the disease by means of public and professional education, medical training, and research.

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Dear 16-Year-Old Me - Real people who have dealt with melanoma and skin cancer share what they wish they did to lower their risk.

Health Library: Excisional Biopsy - This is a 3D animation video by nucleus medical media.  Additional videos include:

Mayo Clinic - Be Sun Smart - This short animated video reminds you to have fun outdoors, but be sure to take care of your skin health!

Skin Cancer Self-Exam Kit - Learn how to perform skin self-exams and download a free self-exam kit from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

January 2020

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