Skin Cancer

Basic Information
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The Data Visualizations Tool provides statistics on melanoma, which causes the most skin cancer-related deaths.

Sun Safety
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The sun can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Use these tips to protect yourself and your family.

What You Need to Know about Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can increase your risk of getting skin cancer. This video explains how to protect your skin from the sun.

Featured Resources
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“Sun is my vice. It makes me feel good,” says Robin. Read her story in this blog post.

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Show us your #SunSafeSelfie and help raise awareness about the benefits of sun protection!

CDC's Melanoma Dashboard, powered by tracking

The Melanoma Dashboard provides state and local data to help communities prevent skin cancer.

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