Skin Cancer

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Resources

Below is a list of online resources you may find helpful for learning about skin cancer and the various treatments and support networks available.

The American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

EPA Children’s Website
www.epa.gov/sunwise/kids/challenge
The Environmental Protection Agency developed this clever interactive web site to help children learn about the environment and being safe in the sun. The site includes fun children’s activities like word searches, multiple-choice questions based on related issues and games, great graphics, and lots more. There are easy, medium, and hard levels of interaction. 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
www.fhcrc.org
Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center is one of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s three founding organizations. It has an international reputation for its leading-edge cancer research.

Melanoma International Foundation (MIF)
www.melanomainternational.org
MIF creates and supports effective programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma.

Melanoma Research Foundation
www.melanoma.org
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) offers information about melanoma, research, finding a doctor, and getting into a clinical trial. Each year, SCCA and the MRF co-sponsor a Melanoma Patient Symposium in Seattle.  

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
www.nccn.org
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. It is an authoritative source of information to help patients make informed decisions about cancer care.

The Skin Cancer Foundation
www.skincancer.org
The Skin Cancer Foundation is a national and international organization concerned exclusively with cancer of the skin. It’s mission is to increase public and professional awareness about the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.

UV Index
www.weather.gov/UVIndex
The National Weather Service and the Environmental Protection Agency developed the “UV Index.” It provides a daily forecast of risk from overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The index takes into account environmental factors and location and predicts UV intensity for cities across the United States. Its scale goes from 0 (minimal risk) to 10+ (very high risk).

UW Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center Dermatology Clinic
UW Medicine is one of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's three founding organizations. The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is a top-ranked hospital in the United States.