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The Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation is dedicated to ending skin cancer as a life-threatening disease through a passionate network of supporters focused on prevention and early detection.  

Why Our Work Matters

We work to prevent skin cancer and detect cases early to prevent unnecessary suffering.  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Not only is skin cancer preventable, but if caught early, it is also highly treatable.

Skin cancer doesn’t happen overnight. Protect your skin from the sun and learn the early warning signs of skin cancer. If you see a new spot, a changing spot, or something unusual, see a dermatologist right away.

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Did you know???

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. Why not take care of it? With simple steps to adapt into your lifestyle and practicing these steps daily will help keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

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Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma. Decrease your risk by:
  • Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
  • Apply 1 ounce (3 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.