Skin Cancer Awareness May is Skin Cancer Awerness Month

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for almost half of all cancers in the United States. Risk factors include pale skin, workplace exposure to elements like coal tar and pitch, a family history of skin cancer, severe sunburns in the past, and excessive exposure to UV radiation.

You can participate in Skin Cancer Awareness Month by:

Skin Cancer Info Graphic Illustrated by Mitchell Watley

Learn More

The American Cancer Society delivers high-quality health information to the public so that people can make informed personal decisions. Examples include: printed materials; media coverage; community-based outreach programs; and free, nationwide services such as and a 24-hour cancer information center at (800) 227-2345.

Top of page