These cancers are most often found in areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, and arms, but they also can occur elsewhere. They are very common but are also usually very treatable.
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 If You Have Basal or Squamous 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.
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.
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.
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