A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as “skin cancer” or “melanoma” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
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®
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, communitybased 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 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.