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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer  

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.

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Lymphoma of the Skin

Kaposi Sarcoma

Learn About Skin Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing skin cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help.

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.

Skin Cancer Treatment and Support

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.

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 skin cancer

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Online Support Communities

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

Skin Cancer in the News

Skin Cancer News

Read the latest developments in skin cancer

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