Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and is also one of the most preventable. The relationship between the sun and your skin can be a dangerous one, but all it takes is a smart sun exposure strategy combining sunscreen, shade, and protective clothing to greatly reduce your chances of developing this deadly disease. Remember - "Red is not your color!"

Red Is Not Your Color

This video will give you some great tips on how to protect yourself when you venture into the great outdoors.

Skin Cancer Prevention Campaign Flyer

Radio Public Service Announcements

The following radio spots were produced by the Alabama Public Health Training Network (ALPHTN) and feature State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson. To save the MP3 files, right-click the link to the file you want to download and choose the "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" option.

This site is your complete source of information on the cause, prevention, and treatment of skin cancer. If you are a healthcare provider, agency, or organization that offers skin cancer services or promotes healthy skin in the state, contact us and let us know about your efforts and events in Alabama.

Frequently Asked Questions and Prevention

If you have questions about skin cancer and how to protect yourself, check out Frequently Asked Questions and Prevention.

Tools and Resources

There is a wealth of information available online regarding skin cancer, its prevention, and treatment. These links are particularly helpful.

Page last updated: October 26, 2017