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Lessons from a diagnosis of skin cancer

I have been diagnosed with skin cancer.

There really isn’t much special about that, since it is a distinction I share with over 2 million Americans who have a skin cancer removed every year. Fortunately, for most, it is a cancer that is not of particular concern since most can be removed. But even those “simple” surgeries–as I have learned from my own experience–can be a bit problematic.

Occasionally it helps to find some humor in difficult situations, and this is one of those times. And since I am generally pretty open about what goes on in my aging body–in an effort to help others understand that they are not alone on some of these issues–I have to hold myself…

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 Lessons from a diagnosis of skin cancer

So I will take my experience and hopefully be the better and the healthier for it. I will continue to educate and cajole about being safe in the sun.

AIM at Melanoma

A melanoma diagnosis can lead to many unanswered questions. Aim for Answers makes finding the right information easier, by providing patients, caregivers and family members, with everything they need to know about melanoma.

Melanoma March

Melanoma March was established in 2012 by a Sydney businessman who lost his 18 year old son to melanoma. The inaugural Melanoma March, held in Manly, was a local event honouring the memory of those who had been lost to melanoma, while also providing an opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness. The event quickly grew, becoming a national initiative of Melanoma Institute Australia and the major annual fundraising campaign to support ongoing melanoma research.

Save Your Skin Foundation

A community of volunteers determined to eliminate melanoma through research and education, and dedicated to those touched by it.

Shade Foundation of America

Our awareness programs are aimed to reach a broad audience so that no matter what your age, you will see how prevention and early detection pertains to you.

An Introduction to Skin Cancer

Our intention is to provide a general introduction to Skin Cancer, with links to specific information available around the Net.

British Skin Foundation

We are leading the fight against skin disease and cancer

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

The Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the elimination of skin cancers through education, awareness, advocacy and research.

Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation

The Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation was created to educate school children on the proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

European Skin Cancer Foundation

The European Skin Cancer Foundation aims to assist in developing and providing standardized prevention strategies and treatment guidelines on a European level, contributing thus to better primary and secondary prevention of these malignancies as well as to dissemination of best treatment practices through training and exchange of knowledge.

Melanoma Education Foundation

The Melanoma Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving lives from melanoma, a common skin cancer that is often deadly unless detected early before there are any symptoms. The Foundation increases awareness of melanoma...

Melanoma International Foundation

A future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally. Established in 2003, the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide the scientifically sound guidance and support our founder could not find when she was diagnosed with melanoma.

Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.

National Cancer Institute

Information about skin cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and vaccine therapy.

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has been a trusted resource for the nation’s skin cancer prevention community for over a decade. Our members are the nation’s premier researchers, clinicians, and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention.

Skin & Cancer Foundation

The Skin & Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit, DGR registered, non government funded organisation which provides specialist treatment for a wide variety of skin diseases with an overall aim of skin health led by dermatologists.

Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment.

The American Melanoma Foundation

The American Melanoma Foundation is a voluntary health agency, registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization. AMF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to serving the needs of patients and communities nationwide, and is a member of the National Council On Skin Cancer Prevention

The Skin Hospital

The Skin Hospital is a world-class centre for dermatology providing leading-edge treatments and the highest standard of care for all skin conditions, including skin cancer.

The World Skin Cancer Foundation

The World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) is a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2005 in Cocoa Beach, Florida to educate the public regarding the cause of the majority of skin cancer cases: unprotected sun exposure.

BC Cancer

A resource for health care professionals and members of the public who wish to explore the clinical characteristics of common skin cancers and pre-cancers.

Cancer Research UK

If you are looking for information about the skin cancer that develops from abnormal moles (melanoma) this is not the right section for you. There is a separate section about melanoma.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

About a million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.


Cancer of the skin is the most common kind of cancer. And, because it is visible, it is the most easily diagnosed and treated. It is estimated that between 300,000 and 600,000 skin cancers are treated every year. With the exception of malignant melanoma, skin cancer is also the most curable of all cancers.

A new or recurrent diagnosis of skin cancer often results in fear and confusion for patients and their family members. Understanding treatment options, accessing new and innovative therapies through clinical trials, as well as understanding the role of supportive care and complementary and alternative medicine are essential.


Treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma is straightforward. Usually, surgical removal of the lesion is adequate.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Skin cancer information centre.


Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer.

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