Skin Cancer Awareness
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, are highly curable.
Skin cancer begins in cells. When the orderly process goes wrong, cells develop when the skin doesn't need them forming a mass of tissue or tumor. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous, especially among young people. It is much less common than other skin cancers, but is far more serious.
We encourage you to join the fight against cancer and use the following materials in your organization and community to increase awareness and the importance of prevention of this disease. Together we can make a difference!
Tool-kits and Social Media Resources
2017 Melanoma Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit from NDCC UV Safety Workgroup and partners
UV Safety Toolkit (Developed 1/2014)
- Skin Cancer Fact Sheet
- Display Board Pieces Simply print, cut out and post on a display board
- "A Tan to Die For" Brochure
- "Be Sun Savvy" Bookmark
- "Be Sun Savvy" Coaches Manual As a coach, you work hard to prevent injury to your players. Ensuring they practice sun safe behaviors is another aspect of protecting your players from injury. This manual provides coaches with information on how to incorporate sun safety behaviors during practice and games.
- "Be Sun Savvy" Parents Brochure No parent wants to hear the doctor say "Your child has cancer." This brochure provides parents with tools on encouraging their athlete to protect themselves from sunburns which can affect their child's health several years down the road.
- Well-Baby fact sheets for age 2 - 36 months
- Sun Safety Activity Pages
* For Infants and Toddlers
* Grades 3-5
* Grades 3-6 (same as for grades 3-5 except for less pages)
A Tan to Die For (Indoor Tanning Brochure)