Educating The World

The World Skin Cancer Foundation was formed to educate the public of the importance of making sun protection a health priority.  We believe insufficient attention is paid to preventing the most common form of cancer, skin cancer.  Our goal is to make protection from sun damage common knowledge throughout the U.S. and the World.

Outdoor activities are increasingly popular for employment and recreation.  Exercise and fresh air are a must for a healthy lifestyle, but the benefits of them should not be enjoyed while ignoring their possible negative side effects.  As skin cancer rates continue to rise, awareness is a must for enjoyment of a long and lasting healthy lifestyle.  

Through healthy habits and proper protection, individuals can continue to spend time outdoors and can substantially decrease their risk of skin cancer.  We believe that education is the key to safe enjoyment of the outdoors. 

    There are three major types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.