Health Information

Skin Cancer

  • Actinic Keratosis

    Detailed information on actinic keratosis, including causes and treatment

  • Anatomy of the Skin

    The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.

  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Introduction

    Skin cancer is a disease that begins in the cells of the skin. There are several types of skin cancer (carcinoma). Melanoma is the most serious. But there are others that are known as nonmelanoma skin cancer.

  • Causes of Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on causes and risk factors for skin cancer, including heredity and environment

  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

    Detailed information on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Skin Self-Examination

    Detailed information on skin self-examination, including the importance of skin self-examination in skin cancer prevention and a step-by-step guide

  • Home Page - Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including anatomy of the skin, skin cancer facts, skin cancer causes, skin cancer types, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, actinic keratosis, skin cancer treatment, sun-damaged skin, skin cancer prevention, sunscreen, and ski

  • Merkel Cell Cancer

    Detailed information on merkel cell cancer, including diagnosis and treatment

  • Online Resources - Skin Cancer

    List of online resources to find additional information on skin cancer

  • Kaposi Sarcoma: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have Kaposi sarcoma can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.

  • Preventing Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer prevention

  • Sunscreens: Protect Your Skin

    Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and the increased risk of skin cancer, including the use of sunscreen as one skin cancer prevention method

  • Topic Index - Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including anatomy of the skin, skin cancer facts, skin cancer causes, skin cancer types, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, actinic keratosis, skin cancer treatment, sun-damaged skin, skin cancer prevention, sunscreen, and skin self examination

  • Melanoma: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have melanoma, you will likely need certain exams and tests to be sure.

  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Statistics

    Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer--or their chance of being cured. Here are the latest statistics for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

  • Treating Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin

    Detailed information on treating aged or sun-damaged skin

  • Types of Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on the most common types of skin cancer

  • Ultraviolet Radiation

    Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and exposure categories according the Ultraviolet (UV) Index