Skin Cancer Center
Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the skin.
Melanoma is a skin cancer of the melanocytes, the cells that make skin color and give moles their dark color.
Find answers in our in-depth report on melanoma:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Melanoma
Preventing Skin Cancer
Could eating tomatoes help reduce your risk of getting skin cancer? Perhaps, but don't forget the sunscreen and hats, too. Read more here.
Did you know that even people with dark skin can get skin cancer? Here's how you can protect your skin while you sweat it out in the sun.
Preventing Skin Cancer (Continued)
Although you may feel healthier with a bit of a tan—your skin sure doesn't! The sunlight that warms our bones and makes flowers grow contains UV radiation. Too much UV radiation can damage the skin. Learn more here.
Read more here about screening tests for skin, breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer.
True or False?
Is it true that people with dark skin are not at risk of getting a sunburn or skin cancer?
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
Please note, not all procedures included in this resource library are available at Allegiance Health or performed by Allegiance Health physicians.
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