Skin cancer is more than skin deep!

Did you know that approximately 7,000 people die in the United States every year from squamous cell skin cancer? And that basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States? The good news is that when identified and treated early, most nonmelanoma skin cancers are curable with minimal surgery. Left untreated, however, they can be deadly or disfiguring. This site is designed to provide you the tools you need to fight the silent epidemic of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma.

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KNOW WHAT
TO LOOK FOR

Review images of different types of skin cancer so you know what to look for in a self-examination.

 

Basal cell carcinoma images

Squamous cell skin cancer images

IDENTIFY YOUR
RISK FACTORS

Identify the different factors that increase the risk for different skin cancers.

 

Basal cell carcinoma risk factors

Squamous cell skin cancer risk factors

PREVENT
SKIN CANCER

Take steps to decrease your risk of skin cancer.

 

Learn more about prevention

LEARN ABOUT
SKIN CANCER

Explore the two most common types
of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

 

Learn about basal cell carcinoma

Learn about squamous cell skin cancer

SEARCH FOR A SKIN
CANCER SPECIALIST

Search for a specialist in your state, whether you are concerned about a spot, need surgery,
or have an advanced case.

 

Find a specialist

EVALUATE YOUR
TREATMENT OPTIONS

Evaluate your treatment options by type of
therapy and type/stage of skin cancer.

 

Basal cell carcinoma treatment options

Squamous cell skin cancer treatment options

FIND
CLINICAL TRIALS

Review clinical trial options with this convenient, personalized, and private service.

 

Learn about clinical trial options

ASK A SKIN
CANCER EXPERT

Contact our expert physician assistant to
get accurate answers to a range of skin
cancer questions on a confidential basis.

 

Learn more

LIVE WITH
SKIN CANCER

Take steps to live well during and after
treatment for skin cancer.

 

Living with basal cell carcinoma

Living with squamous cell skin cancer