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Use this step to check out additional information on skin cancer. It is important to know that there is still much to be learned. Some aspects of skin cancer are still controversial. Researchers are conducting clinical trials to find more definitive answers.
NCI Web Site Topic Page for Skin Cancers
Cancer Topics: Skin Cancer
Main page for nonmelanoma skin cancers on the NCI Web site.

Cancer Topics: Melanoma
Main page for melanoma on the NCI Web site.

What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer
Detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers.

What You Need To Know About Melanoma
Detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.

What You Need To Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi
Information on common and nontypical moles and how they relate to skin cancer.

Prevention, Genetics, Causes

Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
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Prevention methods for melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers and who would most likely be helped by following them.

Cancer Genetics Overview (PDQ®)
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Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®)
[ patient ] [ health professional ]
Information on screening and risks of screening for skin cancer.

Skin Cancer: Treatment (for non-melanoma skin cancers)
Treatment options for nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Melanoma: Treatment
Treatment options for melanoma.

Clinical Trials
Clinical Trial Results: Melanoma
Summaries of newsworthy clinical trial results.

Search for Clinical Trials
Search tool for clinical trials that are open to participants by type of cancer, stage/subtype of cancer, type of trial, and location of trial.

Cancer Research Portfolio
Search for research projects currently under way, by type of research, type of cancer, and participating institutions.

Related Topics
Individuals’ Risk of Melanoma Increases with Time Outdoors, Especially in High-Sunlight Areas
NCI news article.

Artificial Tanning Booths and Cancer
NCI Health Information Tip Sheet (for writers).

Sun Protection
NCI Cancer Progress Report on what people are doing to protect themselves from the sun.

Other Resources
Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool
An interactive tool that allows doctors to estimate a person's absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma (skin cancer) over the next 5 years for people age 20 to 70 years. The tool allows doctors to identify individuals at higher risk of melanoma in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

Staying Healthy
Behaviors you can change to live a healthier lifestyle.

Get More Information From the National Cancer Institute
How to get additional information from the National Cancer Institute.

Your Disease Risk: Cancer
An interactive tool from the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention that estimates your risk of cancer and provides tips for prevention.


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