One out of five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and 3.5 million new cases will be diagnosed every year.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, probably making up more than half of all diagnosed cases of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. You can detect it early by following a dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin, using preventative measures to protect yourself and scheduling yearly exams. If you notice a spot that's different from the others, or changes, itches or bleeds, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

Skin Cancer Screenings
Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin screenings save lives. Do self-checks monthly and schedule a screening with your doctor yearly.

Dupuytren's Surgery
Melanoma Detection

Specialized training using a dermatoscope helps detect early melanomas.

Skin Cancer Facts
Skin Cancer Facts

Skin cancer stats, tips on prevention and early detection, important videos and web resources.

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