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Skin Cancer


Photo of a person looking at statistics about the United States on a digital tabletSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. The Data Visualizations Tool provides detailed statistics.


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Protecting Your Skin Is Worth the Effort

Photo of Mallory and her children.“I wish I could tell 16-year-old me to never start tanning. I will try very hard to make sure my children never tan.” says Mallory, a skin cancer survivor.

Featured Resources

Photo of a woman and her children wearing hats and long sleeved shirtsProtect your family and yourself from skin cancer. Stay sun-safe outdoors and discourage indoor and outdoor tanning.
Photo of a couple wearing hatsThe Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report summarizes recent data and highlights new developments and success stories.
Photo of children playing under a shade structure funded by the American Academy of DermatologyPrograms have found many innovative ways to help prevent skin cancer in their communities. Read their success stories.

CDC works with partners to reduce illness and death caused by skin cancer. Learn what CDC is doing.