Leading the fight against skin cancer

For over 30 years, the AAD's free skin cancer screening program has been one of the most successful association-led public health programs in U.S. history. Learn more about the history of the program.

Farmers and skin cancer

Farmers spend many hours in the mid-day sun, which is a major risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Farmers need to be protective of their bodies when working outdoors. With a few simple steps, you can be active and protect your skin from the sun.

"Caught It" PSA

The AAD’s new PSA “Caught It” encourages men over 50 to be aware of changes on their skin so they can detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

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.

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!

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