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Melanoma & Skin Cancer Education & Resources

The following cancer information resources should be used for informational and educational purposes only. All specific medical questions about your health needs should be presented to your own health care provider.

Monthly Free Skin Cancer and Melanoma Screenings

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. But if diagnosed early, it is almost 100 percent curable. Free skin cancer screenings are offered monthly (the third Friday of every month).

  • Hillman Cancer Center, Second floor
    1:00 p.m.

Preregistration is required. For an appointment, call 412-692-4724.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Websites

  • National Cancer Institute: Melanoma
    The National Cancer Institute's Cancer.gov site provides information for patients, the public, and health care professionals about melanoma treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, genetics, and clinical trials.
  • National Cancer Institute: Skin Cancer
    The National Cancer Institute's Cancer.gov site provides information for patients, the public, and health care professionals about skin cancer (nonmelanoma) treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, genetics, and clinical trials.
  • MEDLINE Plus: Melanoma
    Consumer health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine. Includes general information, links to pictures and diagrams, and information on melanoma diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and screening.
  • MEDLINE Plus: Skin Cancer
    Consumer health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine. Includes general information, links to pictures/diagrams, diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and screening for skin cancer (nonmelanoma).
  • MelanomaNet
    This authoritative source of information is an online patient education service of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Skin Cancer Program of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
    By coordinating preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services of nonmelanoma skin cancers through a single network, the Skin Cancer Program of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center facilitates easy, one-step access to advanced technologies and effective coordination of follow-up care.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Online Publications

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Online Support Groups

  • OncoChat Melanoma Support Group
    Hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources, this is a real-time online global support community for cancer survivors, families, and friends.
  • MelanomaChat
    A melanoma resource center.
  • Kids Konnected
    Provides friendship, education, understanding, and support to children who have a parent with cancer.

More Information

  • The Gumberg Family Resource Center 
    Located at Hillman Cancer Center, the Gumberg Family Resource Center offers free information on specific types of cancer, treatments, supportive care services, and more to patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.