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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Too much sun exposure is the main culprit behind the more than one million skin cancer cases occurring every year, says the American Cancer Society.


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sunscreenABCDEs of Melanoma (1:24)
Follow this ABCDE guide when examining your moles. View video

Know the Skin You’re In (3:04)
Learn how to protect it. Listen to audio



The 411 on Sunscreen (4:05)
Learn how to make sunscreen work for you.
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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Stylish Shade on Summer Daysumbrella
Open a parasol on a blazing hot summer day. It’s a fashionable and functional way to prevent skin cancer. Learn what type of parasol works best on summer days.

Go on Spot Patrol
Who’d a thought? That tiny spot in-between your toes could be skin cancer. That’s right! Skin toescancer can occur anywhere on your body. Get familiar with areas normally hidden from view.  

5 Tips for Kid Sun Protection
Temperatures are heating up. Your kids are sweating; they’re swimming. They need extra sun protection! Get extra sun-safety ideas beyond just sunscreen.sandcastle

Do Your Skin a Favor: Skip the Tanning Salon
Tanners beware! Tanning beds increase skin cancer risk by a whopping 75% for users under 30. Learn more alarming tanning facts, and share advice on self-tanning products.