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Learn About Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing skin cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.

Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Many skin cancers are caused by excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or other sources. Learn how to protect your skin, and what you can do to find skin cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing skin cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from skin cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today. 

Online Support Communities

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Facing basal and squamous cell skin cancer?  Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online communities, including WhatNext and Cancer Survivors Network.