- Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
- What is skin cancer?
- What is ultraviolet (UV) radiation?
- Are some people more likely to get sun damage?
- How do I protect myself from UV rays?
- What about tanning pills and other tanning products?
- Skin exams
- What should I look for?
- What if I find something suspicious?
- Additional resources
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be ordered through our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
A Parent’s Guide to Skin Protection (also available in Spanish)
Melanoma Skin Cancer (also available in Spanish)
Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cell (also available in Spanish)
Sun Basics: Skin Protection Made Simple (brochure for children aged 8 to 14)
Why You Should Know About Melanoma (also available in Spanish)
National organizations and Web sites*
In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
American Academy of Dermatology
Toll-free number: 1-888-462-3376 (1-888-462-DERM)
Web site: www.aad.org
Environmental Protection Agency
Web site: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise
Melanoma Research Foundation
Toll free number: 1-800-673-1290
Web site: www.melanoma.org
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER); TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Skin Cancer Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-754-6490 (1-800-SKIN-490)
Web site: www.skincancer.org
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: 09/20/2012
Last Revised: 01/25/2013