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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)

Other Documents

No-Tanning Pledge

Be Sun Savvy Coaches Manual

Video PSA featuring North Dakota Melanoma Survivor & Educator Brian Halvorson  



ND Data Fact Sheet for Professionals


NDSU Extension Sun Safety Powtoons- Free for partners to use and disseminate!

  1. Be Sun Safe (Protect your Skin) https://youtu.be/Anf0aBHjvfk
  2. Be Sun Safe (Sunless Tanning) https://youtu.be/WPOzFik0HNY
  3. Be Sun Safe (Which SPF is Best?) https://youtu.be/YRd9r4lIZ1U


Webinar on Melanoma, featuring local surivior: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork/archived-webinars/archived-webinars (Scroll to March 11, 2020