melanoma and skin cancer

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness is crucial for early detection and treatment of this deadly disease. Learn the impact of melanoma and skin cancer on individuals and communities in this eye-opening series.

Let’s work together to stop skin cancer

and save lives!


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Links to support you through your skin cancer and melanoma diagnosis and products to keep you protected from the sun.

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with over 5 million cases diagnosed each year. However, it is also one of the most preventable cancers. By raising awareness about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and encouraging regular skin checks, we can save lives. Skin Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to share facts and get involved in the fight against skin cancer. 

Early detection is key in treating skin cancer, as most cases are curable if caught early enough. Unlike other cancers that develop inside the body, skin cancers are usually visible on the outside and can be detected through regular skin exams at home or with a dermatologist. By learning what to look for on your own skin and seeking medical attention for any new, changing, or unusual spots, you can detect skin cancer early and increase your chances of a successful treatment.


Throwing off the Bowlines: Making Moves to a Better Life

Terry Tucker- Motivational speaker, author and true cancer warrior. Terry will absolutely amaze and inspire you and he will be sharing his journey with me today.   Terry is a husband, father…

Weathering the Storm: Strength through Stage 4 Melanoma

Candice Mason- The true definition of a warrior. In this candid episode, listen as she shares how she turned her challenges into opportunity. She is an inspiration for anyone and has shown…

Support and Information

Skin Cancer Foundation

Nearly 9 million people come to annually for the latest skin cancer information. The Skin Cancer Foundation saves and improves lives. We empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer.

AIM at Melanoma

By directing and funding paradigm-shifting research initiatives; educating patients, healthcare professionals, and the public; and advocating for survivors and their families, AIM at Melanoma’s goal is to end this disease in our lifetime while improving the lives of those it affects. Founded in 2004, AIM at Melanoma is a global foundation dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, the cure for melanoma.

IMPACT Melanoma

IMPACT Melanoma is the nation’s leading non-profit dedicated to melanoma prevention and early detection. Our team is passionate. Our purpose is clear. And most importantly, our programs save lives. What started as the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation in 1999 has expanded throughout the United States. While our operation has grown, our dedication stays singularly focused: to create a future where the consequences of melanoma become a thing of the past.

Melanoma Action Coalition

The Melanoma Action Coalition was established in 2014 by leaders of seven community-based foundations focused on increasing awareness about melanoma, providing education about sun safety, and raising money for melanoma research. Originally based in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, we have since grown to include organizations and individuals from throughout the United States and Canada. 

Melanoma Research Alliance

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $131 million in funding to advance our understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.

Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology. With a membership of more than 20,500 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair, and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).


Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and most cases are preventable. Despite efforts to address skin cancer risk factors, such as inadequate sun protection and intentional tanning behaviors, skin cancer rates, including rates of melanoma, have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide. The goal of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer is to increase skin cancer awareness and to call for actions to reduce its risk. The Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report summarized recent prevention efforts and highlighted data, developments, and success stories following the Call to Action.


CĹŤTZ Sunscreen

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CĹŤTZ was founded by a plastic surgeon whose singular mission was to create healthier mineral sunscreens that people love to wear. CĹŤTZ contains no chemical sunscreens, which can be irritating, penetrate your skin, and absorb UV energy. Mineral sunscreens are inherently gentle, and work by reflecting away harmful rays. So you never have to worry about harmful rays heating up and absorbing into your skin.

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Low Ultraviolet (L.U.V.)

Safe and fashionable UPF 50+ protection that goes wherever you go. Low Ultraviolet (L.U.V.) was founded in December 2019, a year after Erica Sullivan Feggeler, the owner and founder of L.U.V. found out her mom was diagnosed with progressive cases of malignant melanoma. After experiencing her own skin cancer scares at the young age of 21, she set out to create a safe and fashionable UPF 50+ lifestyle brand. Erica had no idea skin cancer was a possibility for young adults. This sobering experience drove her to connect with other young women who had experienced skin cancer. L.U.V. was born due to the demand these conversations presented. Every day since the company was founded, the organization has made it a mission to educate and protect the public from skin cancer.

Love Sun Body
“The safest, most advanced natural sunscreen on the planet.” Tested to ensure suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, hypoallergenic & non-comedogenic. Certified Cruelty-Free & Vegan by PETA, gluten-free and safe for your body & the planet, formulated without chemical filters or synthetic ingredients. Awarded the highest rating from the EWG (Environmental Working Group). NEW flexible packaging includes over 50% post-consumer resin (PCR) that is recyclable.

Sun50 UPF Clothing
Sun50 fabrics provide chemical-free sun protection making them safe for the most sensitive skin. Our UPF 50+ protection does not wash out because we do not dip, dye, or spray our fabrics with any UV treatments. We rely on the integrity of our long-lasting fabric construction, which is better for you and better for our planet. All Sun50 fabrics have received the prestigious Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation for superior sun protection. Learn more about Skin Cancer Foundation.


Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon And Extraordinary Life
Past guest and Stage 4 Melanoma survivor- Terry Tucker is the author of “Sustainable Excellence“. “Terry Tucker believes everyone is born to lead an uncommon and extraordinary life and that has nothing to do with where you work, how much money you make, or where you live. We are not all born with the same gifts and talents, but we all have the ability to become the best person we are capable of becoming. But how do you achieve this remarkable life in an age where everyone seems to just get by?”

Desert Camo Apparel
Past guest and Stage 4 Melanoma survivor- Candice Mason is the owner of Desert Camo Apparel. They specialize in Certified UPF50+ Apparel and Accessories. In their Trading Post you’ll find other goodies as we procure items with skin cancer in mind. “Because CANCER is a PRICK!”

Japarra Umbrellas
Past guest and skin cancer survivor- Penelope Joye is the founder of Japarra Umbrellas. “We know our beautiful sun umbrellas will help you to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB sun rays and protect the investment you have made in skincare. BUT we wanted more than simply function in our sun umbrellas, we wanted our umbrellas to be stylish, sustainable and limited edition. So you can take them anywhere and everywhere.”

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