Skin Cancer - Melanoma | American Cancer Society
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Melanoma Skin Cancer

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Melanoma is less common, but more serious than other types of skin cancer. Melanomas are usually brown or black, but can appear pink, tan, or even white.


Learn About Melanoma

Whether you’re worried about developing melanoma, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Melanoma.

Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

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.

Melanoma Treatment and Support

If you are facing melanoma, 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.

Explore Research

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.

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today.

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with melanoma.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing melanoma skin cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Melanoma in the News

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Read the latest developments in melanoma skin cancer.

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