Health Information

Overview

  • Anatomy of the Skin

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

  • Melanoma: Introduction

    Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer. It starts in skin cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are what give skin its color.

  • 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.

  • Melanoma: Statistics

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

  • Melanoma: Symptoms

    The first symptom of melanoma is often a change in a mole, or the appearance of a new mole

  • Eye Cancer: Intraocular Melanoma

    Melanoma is a serious kind of skin cancer. This cancer involves cells called melanocytes. You also have melanocytes in your eyes. When these cells become cancerous, the condition is called intraocular melanoma.

  • Skin Self-Examination

    Skin cancer can be treated with more success if it’s found early. Read on for detailed information on doing your own skin self-exam.