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Additional resources for melanoma skin cancer

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials can be read on our website or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Skin cancer causes, prevention, and detection

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

Skin Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection

Skin Cancer Image Gallery

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

Why You Should Know About Melanoma (also in Spanish)

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Understanding cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Cancer Immunotherapy

Targeted Therapy

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Understanding Lymphedema (for Cancers Other Than Breast Cancer)

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

Work, insurance, and finances

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

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)
Spot Skin Cancer website

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Has free sun safety information

Melanoma Research Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-877-673-6460

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

Skin Cancer Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-754-6490 (1-800-SKIN-490)

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

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

    Part of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI offers accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

    Made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, the NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. Some of these guidelines, including one on melanoma, are available in versions for patients as well.

*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

Last Medical Review: 03/19/2015
Last Revised: 03/20/2015