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Skin Safety and Cancer

skin cancerSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It's also one of the most preventable. The primary cause is too much sun or tanning bed exposure. 

People of all skin colors can develop skin cancer. It's one of the easiest cancers to detect and most types are highly curable.

Read our experts' advice and tips, and use our skin safety tools to help you prevent and detect skin cancer.

Sun and skin cancer: Learn the truth

Sunscreen: New rules for your protection

Get the skinny on a guilt-free tan

5 ultimate skin savers

Kids and the tanning bed trap: Time to talk

Sunscreen: Tips to wear it well

Stylish shade on summer days

5 tips for kids sun protection

Holy Mole-y: 9 reasons for a skin check-up

Age 8 and fighting skin cancer

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Tools

Skin cancer: Uncover that mole  

Mole map: Connect the spots

Maximize your sunscreen

Preparing your skin for a day in the sun

How to put sunscreen on your kids

Skin cancer screening exams 

Videos

Melanoma and skin cancer prevention for kids

Skin cancer prevention and sun protection

ABCDEs of melanoma

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