A note about Internet resources:
The Internet contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Yahoo, MSN, Google) with search terms such as “skin cancer” or “skin conditions” will produce a robust listing for review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the Internet since anyone can host a Web site and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he/she trusts. The listing on this page is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.
Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)
The CEMM is a dynamic initiative from the Office of the Surgeon General aimed at supplying the most powerful interactive technologies available to Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF), Health and Wellness Centers (HAWC) and TRICARE civilian medical facilities.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations and was founded in 1938. Its principal objective: the continuation of dermatologic education. The Academy is committed to the highest quality standards in continuing medical education. It also plays a major role in formulating socioeconomic policies that can influence the quality of dermatologic care.
American Cancer Society® (ACS)
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The Skin Cancer Foundation
Since its founding in 1979, 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, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.
Links to Other Information About Skin Cancer and Skin Health:
Skin Care Physicians
The American Academy of Dermatology created this Web site to help people discover what dermatologists tell their patients about skin cancer and other skin conditions.
MedlinePlus: Skin Cancer
This is a skin cancer-specific section of MedlinePlus, an online service of the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus gives access to medical literature and other health information and has numerous links to other sites.
Mayo Clinic: Skin Cancer
MayoClinic.com offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. It gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,400 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.
This site is provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and is for patients, their families and friends. The site has an overview of cancer, as well as detailed information on many types of cancer, and gives access to ASCO resources.
healthfinder.gov: Skin Cancer
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health information. It links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
NIHSeniorHealth.gov: Skin Cancer
This site has aging-related health information that is reliable and easy-to-understand. The National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine developed the site with information from the NCI and NIH.
Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC): Skin Cancer
Skin cancer data from the CDC and other sources.