920 Free Skin Cancer Screenings in 21 Communities

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin Concludes Its 2021 Journey The pandemic did not stop us! Although our journey was delayed, the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program hit the road from August to November 2021, holding events in 21 communities around the country. Hope and Progress This lifesaving program brought hope and progress in the fight against …

How Serious Is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

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Read More I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary. (You can read more about it in my story “A Hole in My Head.”) I asked C. William Hanke, …

Speaking Up and Fighting Skin Cancer

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Read More America’s most common cancer is a fierce adversary – striking more than 9,500 people each day. And every year in the U.S., more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Yet, compared to other cancers, the dangers of skin cancer are less widely known. That’s one reason why, year after year, countless people suffer …

“What’s That?” Two Simple Words That Saved a Life

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Read More Sue Manber’s story could be anyone’s. In October 2012, her daughter, Sarina, asked, “Mom, what’s that on your nose?” “That” looked like a harmless little pimple, but Sue booked an appointment with a dermatologist. “He did a biopsy and afterwards, I thought nothing more about it,” Sue said. A Shocking Diagnosis On New Year’s Eve, Sue got a …

“I want to keep making a difference.” Teen Speaks Up Against Tanning; Raises Funds for Skin Cancer Prevention

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Read More Inspired by family tragedy, a teenager uses her voice in the fight against skin cancer to speak up against tanning and raise funds to support The Skin Cancer Foundation. Alexis Schweitzer knows all too well that skin cancer is deadly and devastating. Her grandfather lost his battle with melanoma before she was born, robbing Alexis of the opportunity …

Embrace Your Scars

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Read More If you have a scar, congratulations! Think of it as a badge of courage and healing. Our expert dermatologists tell how to nurture a new scar to get the best outcome — and, if needed, how to fix an older scar to make it look better. Almost no one gets through life without a few scars. You can …

750+ Free Screenings to Date!

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Read More Destination Healthy Skin October 2021 Update It’s been a fabulous fall for the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program. During October, we traveled to the west coast and back, with more than 750 free screenings in the books this year. From August 1 to October 31, our amazing volunteer dermatologists screened 780 people and …

The UV Index: Know Your Risk

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Read More You may have heard of the UV index, or seen it on an app or on TV, but what is it, really? Where does it come from, and how can it help you protect your skin? We speak with two experts, one from hot and sunny Phoenix, the other from cooler and cloudier Boston, to help make sense …