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Skin Cancers

Details about the different skin cancers with tips on how to recognize a skin cancer and information about how skin cancers are treated.
  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (4)
  2. Melanoma (5)
  3. Merkel Cell Carcinoma (1)
  4. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (3)

UV Index - How do You Use the UV Index to Plan Your Outdoor Activity
Share how you use the UV index to plan what you're going to do outside.

What's Your Best "Safe in the Sun" Tip
Share your best tip for being safe in the sun and limiting your exposure to UV radiation, the major cause of skin cancer.

All About Skin Cancer
This is a good place to start to learn more about skin cancer including general facts, types, treatments, and prevention.

Skin Cancer Risk Factors
Certain habits and traits may make it more likely you could develop skin cancer. Find out what these risk factors are so you can prevent skin cancer.

Types of Skin Cancer
This video shows how melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma develop in the different layers of skin.

How to Be Safe in the Sun
Exposure to UV radiation causes photoaging, wrinkles and dark spots, and 90% of skin cancers. These measures will help minimize your exposure to the sun's damaging rays protecting you from skin cancer and helping you have younger looking skin.

Know Your UV Index
Before you spend any time in the sun, do you check your local UV Index? Do you know what a UV Index is? How do you find it?

Apply Sunscreen
Do you know if your applying your sunscreen correctly? Are you using the right amount? Here's the definitive "How To" on applying sunscreen.

UV Radiation
Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging and skin cancer. Find out more about the differences between UVA and UVB and how they cause damage.

How to do a Skin Self-Examination
Learn how to examine your skin for the warning signs of melanoma and other skin cancers.

Vitamin D Facts
You can get vitamin D from a variety of sources, including foods, supplements in pill and liquid form and sunshine. Save yourself from skin cancer, and get your vitamin D from one of these dietary sources.

Vitamin D and Sunscreen
The main source of Vitamin D for humans is sunlight, but UV exposure increases the risk for skin cancer. This article defines the controversy between getting Vitamin D from sunlight vs. using sunscreen regularly.

Moles
Moles are common benign tumors that occur anywhere on the body. Learn more about moles and how to tell them apart from melanoma and other skin cancers.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer. Find out more about what this potentially malignant skin cancer looks like and what can be done about it.

Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about how basal cell carcinoma is treated.

Melanoma
Melanoma is a cancer in pigment producing cells in the skin. This article covers answers to some basic questions.

Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Find out more about what this skin cancer looks like and what can be done about it.

Sun Protection with Clothing
These days, most people know they should be protecting their skin with sunscreen. But did you know that certain types of clothes provide better sun protection than sunscreen? Find out if what you're wearing is protecting you from the damage caused by the sun.

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