Prevent skin cancer

Getting a base tan before spring break is not a good idea. Tanning beds can increase your risk of melanoma by 59%. If you want to look tan, use a self-tanner, but continue to use sunscreen with it. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Share your story

Have you or a loved one been affected by skin cancer? Your story can help raise public awareness of skin cancer, support and inspire other patients, and promote prevention and early detection. Share your story today!

Download the body mole map

Use the Academy's body mole map to perform a self-exam, learn what to look for, and record your spots so you can refer back during your next visit with your dermatologist.

Skin self-exam video

You can catch skin cancer early by following dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin. Watch this video to learn how to check your skin.

Annual screening reminder

Sign up and you'll receive a reminder each year to schedule your annual skin cancer screening with a dermatologist.

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