"Looking Good in 2016"


The American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to make sure their skin is “Looking Good in 2016” by protecting it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and checking it for signs of skin cancer. Tell us what motivates you to make sure your skin is "Looking Good in 2016."  Learn More

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Find a skin cancer screening


When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Find a free SPOTme® skin cancer screening near you.  Learn More

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How to select a sunscreen


Find out what to look for when selecting a sunscreen.  Learn More

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, the American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to make sure their skin is “Looking Good in 2016” by protecting it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and checking it for signs of skin cancer.

Find a skin cancer screening

AAD member dermatologists provide free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings throughout the country to catch skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Find one in your area today.

AAD and MLB teach fans how to Play Sun Smart™

Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs are working with the American Academy of Dermatology to promote sun safety and raise skin cancer awareness through the Play Sun Smart™ initiative. Learn about what the teams are doing and how you can prevent and detect skin cancer by playing sun smart.

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.

Kevin's personal story

"Early detection was a successful key for my individual case. I owe a debt of gratitude to the doctor, who while on vacation, decided to help a stranger." Read Kevin's personal story.

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!

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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