Skin Cancer - General

American Cancer Society: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.  Here you will find out some sun protection tips and learn how to examine your skin. To find information on a specific type of skin cancer, click here.

American Academy of Dermatology - The information on this Web site comes from the nation's leading dermatology experts. 

Macmillan Cancer Support: Skin Cancer - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you will find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

MayoClinic: Skin Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Skin Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Skin Cancer - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.  The information at this site is for nonmelanoma skin cancers.

NIH Senior Health: Skin Cancer - This government site makes aging-related health information easily accessible. A talking function reads the text aloud and there are buttons to enlarge or enhance the text.

Skin Cancer Foundation - The Foundation's mission is to decrease the incidence of the disease by means of public and professional education, medical training, and research.

SkinCancerNet - This site was developed by the American Academy of Dermatology specifically for patients and health professionals to use as a resource for up-to-date information on the treatment and management of skin diseases.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Dear 16 Year-Old Me - Real people who have dealt with Melenoma and Skin Cancer share what they wish they did to lower their risk.

Mayo Clinic - Be sun smart - This short animated video reminds you to have fun outdoors, but be sure to take care of your skin health!

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorial: Skin Cancer, Non-Melanoma  - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.

November 2013