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Newly Diagnosed with Skin Cancer or Melanoma?

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with skin cancer or melanoma, it's important to gather as much information as possible to navigate your cancer journey effectively. At American Cancer Fund, our goal is to provide you with essential knowledge about skin cancer such as symptoms, risk factors, and the latest research advancements to help you become an active participant in your care.

  • About Skin Cancer

  • Types of Skin Cancer

  • Signs and Symptoms

  • The ABCDEs of Melanoma

  • Resources

Understanding Skin Cancer

Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin. Although skin cancer risk factors vary, the primary cause is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or from tanning beds. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

Additional Resources

We compiled a few resources from the American Academy of Dermatology Association to help you protect your skin and detect skin cancer early. These guides have valuable information on sun safety, self-examinations, choosing the right sunscreen, and identifying changes in skin. Download these helpful graphics to stay informed and proactive about your skin health.

Skin Self-Exams

Early detection of melanoma can significantly improve treatment outcomes. Learn detailed steps for thorough self-exams by downloading this informative guide.

Protect Your Skin 

Sun exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Discover additional strategies for effective sun protection by downloading this comprehensive Sun Safety Tips graphic.

Choosing Sunscreen

Selecting the right sunscreen is important for protecting the protection. This infographic has details like which ingredients to look for and other protective measures.

Detect Skin Cancer

Regular self-checks can lead to early detection of skin cancer. This infographic gives helpful examination techniques, signs to watch for, and ways to keep a record of changes.

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