Melanoma and Skin Cancer Resources and Educational Materials for Patients
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
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).
This authoritative source of information is an online patient education service of the American Academy of Dermatology.
- Skin Cancer Program of the UPMC CancerCenter
By coordinating preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services of nonmelanoma skin cancers through a single network, the Skin Cancer Program of the UPMC CancerCenter 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.
A melanoma resource center.
- Kids Konnected
Provides friendship, education, understanding, and support to children who have a parent with cancer.
- 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.