Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you have skin cancer, it is important to know which type you have because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of skin cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.
Whether you’re worried about developing skin cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help.
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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Facing skin cancer? Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online community, Cancer Survivors Network.
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