Skin Cancer - Basal and Squamous Cell - More Information


Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States. Here you can learn about the risk factors for skin cancer and what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

Skin Cancer Image Gallery

The images in this gallery will show you some examples of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, as well as some benign skin conditions. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any spot or sore on your skin that is new or changing, even if it doesn’t look like one of these images.

Skin Cancer Facts

Here you can get a quick rundown of skin cancer-related facts and statistics.

Sun Safety Quiz

Sun safety is not just for vacation. Are you sun-safe every day? Take the American Cancer Society's quiz and find out.

American Cancer Society Skin Cancer Prevention Activities

The American Cancer Society engages in a number of activities to encourage people to take the steps that can help lower their risk of developing skin cancer. Learn more about initiatives including Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap, Don't Fry Day, and our research here.