Skin Cancer

The latest skin cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and real-life stories about people living with these diseases.


What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Melanoma?

Have you been diagnosed with melanoma and are wondering where to even start? Here are questions you can take to your doctor to understand your diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.

By Eileen Bailey

Outdoor Professions Carry Different Risks for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Solar ultraviolet radiation is now recognized as an occupational disease common to outdoor workers in a number of countries.

By Stephanie Stephens

The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

What to know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

By Elizabeth Millard

Melanoma Doctor Shares Answers to Top Questions

If you’re living with metastatic melanoma, you’re probably wondering which questions to ask your doctor. One expert shares his advice.

By Stephanie Stephens

Advanced Stage Melanoma: Navigating Information Overload

How you can be smart, organized, and assertive about seeking the best treatment for your metastatic melanoma.

By Stephanie Stephens

Young Adults Aren't Heeding Tanning Warnings

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are largely uninformed about the sun safety and sunscreen recommendations and continue to tan despite warnings about skin cancer risk.

By Diane Domina

Stage 4 Melanoma: How to Manage Your Fears

Learning to control our fear ultimately affects the extent to which we allow fear to dominate our lives, says psychologist Jerry Kennard.

By Jerry Kennard

How to Care for Your Mental Health After Melanoma Diagnosis

It’s not uncommon for people with melanoma to struggle with issues like depression.

By Eileen Bailey

Top Resources for People Living With Melanoma

No matter where you are in your cancer journey, it’s normal to need support. Here’s where you can find it.

By Eileen Bailey

Danger of Black Salve for Treating Skin Cancer

While a natural solution to treat skin cancer may sound tempting, a product called black salve often marketed for this purpose is misleading and harmful.

By Eileen Bailey