Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Melanoma Skin Cancer (also in Spanish)

Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cell (also in Spanish)

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

Why You Should Know About Melanoma (also in Spanish)

A Parent’s Guide to Skin Protection (also in Spanish)

Sun Basics: Skin Protection Made Simple (brochure for children aged 8 to 14)

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Toll-free number: 1-888-462-3376 (1-888-462-DERM)
Website: www.aad.org
Spot Skin Cancer website: www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer

    For information on melanoma, a skin cancer risk assessment, a locator for free skin cancer screenings, and a dermatologist locator

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Website: www.epa.gov/sunwise

    Has free sun safety information and a UV Index app that you can check using your zip code

Melanoma Research Foundation
Toll free number: 1-877-673-6460
Website: www.melanoma.org

    For more on melanoma and chat rooms, patient stories, and bulletin boards – all to support and educate anyone affected by melanoma

Melanoma Center
Website: www.melanomacenter.org

    Offers a broad range of melanoma information from a panel of melanoma experts from leading US medical centers

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Offers accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public

Skin Cancer Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-754-6490 (1-800-SKIN-490)
Website: www.skincancer.org

    Has pictures and descriptions of skin cancers, information and educational materials, and newsletters

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 12/11/2013
Last Revised: 02/20/2014