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 Screenings
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. But if diagnosed early, it is almost 100 percent curable. offerings free skin cancer screenings monthly. More Information
- Third Friday of every month
Hillman Cancer Center, Second floor
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. For an appointment, call 412-647-2811.
- Melanoma Program of UPMC CancerCenter
Highlights of this site include comprehensive information about melanoma, as well as cancer care services and resources available to patients at .
- UPMC CancerCenter: Melanoma
A comprehensive starting point for information on the prevention, screening, detection, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
A physician- and patient-oriented site providing detailed and easily understood information on prevention, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and symptom management. Content is reviewed by a national panel of experts lead by John Kirkwood, MD, director of the UPMC CancerCenter Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program.
- 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 (NLM). 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 (NLM). 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.
Online Support Groups
- OncoChat Melanoma
Hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR), this is a real-time online global support community for cancer survivors, families and friends.
Melanoma Resource Center.
Provides friendship, education, understanding and support to children who have a parent with cancer.
Provides informational materials to patients with cancer and their families, friends, and caregivers. The Center has an extensive library of up-to-date cancer-related information to supplement information provided by your health care team.