It only makes you more at risk.
When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Find a free SPOTme® skin cancer screening near you.
Find out what to look for when selecting a sunscreen.
Are you a skin cancer survivor? Have you lost a loved one to skin cancer? Sharing your heartfelt experiences can help you — and others. This Valentine's Day, the AAD encourages you to share your story. Who knows how many hearts you may touch!
Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the AAD used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin.
Volleyball has guided me through life. To be competitive at beach volleyball, an athlete needs to be quick. And they need to spend an unprecedented number of hours training in the sand, and therefore, in the sun. Read Vanessa's story.
You can catch skin cancer early by following dermatologists’ tips for checking your skin. Watch this video to learn how to check your skin.
Use the Academy's body mole map to perform a self-exam, learn what to look for, and record your spots so you can refer back during your next visit with your dermatologist.
Think applying sunscreen to your own back is easy? In this video, a UV camera quickly reveals all the spots you can miss, underscoring the importance of asking friends or loved ones for help.
Major League Baseball and all 30 Clubs are working with the American Academy of Dermatology to promote sun safety and raise skin cancer awareness through the Play Sun Smart™ initiative. Learn about what the teams are doing and how you can prevent and detect skin cancer by playing sun smart.