"Arms" skin cancer PSA


This television PSA warns teenage girls that tanning now – both indoors or out – can have scary consequences in the future, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Learn More

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Find a skin cancer screening


When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Find a free SPOTme® skin cancer screening near you.  Learn More

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How to apply sunscreen


Sunscreen is safe and can protect your skin against skin cancer and premature aging. Watch this video and follow these tips from dermatologists when applying sunscreen.  Learn More

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Looking Good in 2016

The American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to make sure their skin is “Looking Good in 2016” by protecting it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and checking it for signs of skin cancer. Tell us what motivates you to make sure your skin is "Looking Good in 2016."

Tom's personal story

"It all began in the middle of my back, near the spine, where I probably would never have noticed it—except for the fact that it itched. And itched. It itched so much that my wife decided to investigate. And there it was: the tiniest mole, no bigger than a pinhead."

Download the body mole map

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.

Annual screening reminder

Sign up and you'll receive a reminder each year to schedule your annual skin cancer screening with a dermatologist.

30 years of free skin cancer screenings

The AAD's free skin cancer screening program is one of the most successful association-led public health programs in U.S. history. Learn more about the 30-year history of the program.

AAD and MLB teach fans how to Play Sun Smart™

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.

Free resources

Download these free educational resources to learn how to prevent and detect skin cancer.

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