Skin Cancer Center
En Español (Spanish Version)

General Overview
Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the skin.


Melanoma is a skin cancer of the melanocytes, the cells that make skin color and give moles their dark color.

InDepth
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Melanoma
In his own words: living with melanoma
Preventing Skin Cancer
Keeping skin cancer at bay
Could eating tomatoes help reduce your risk of getting skin cancer? Perhaps, but don't forget the sunscreen and hats, too. Read more here.

Play it safe in the sun
Did you know that even people with dark skin can get skin cancer? Here's how you can protect your skin while you sweat it out in the sun.

 
Preventing Skin Cancer (Continued)

Protect your skin: how to avoid sun exposure
Although you may feel healthier with a bit of a tan—your skin sure doesn't! The sunlight that warms our bones and makes flowers grow contains UV radiation. Too much UV radiation can damage the skin. Learn more here.

Special Topics
Cancer tests that can save your life
Read more here about screening tests for skin, breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer.

True or False?
True or false: dark-skinned people don’t need sunscreen
Is it true that people with dark skin are not at risk of getting a sunburn or skin cancer?

Related Conditions
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
Resources
American Cancer Society

Cancer Care, Inc.

National Cancer Institute




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