What resources are available to patients with skin cancer?

Skin Cancer Foundation
245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2402
New York, NY 10016
212-725-5176

This nonprofit organization provides publications and audiovisual materials on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer. The foundation also publishes Sun and Skin News and The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, which have nontechnical articles on skin cancer. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the above address to receive free printed information.

American Academy of Dermatology
PO Box 4014
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014
708-330-0230

The American Academy of Dermatology is an organization of doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating skin problems. It provides free booklets on skin cancer and can refer people to dermatologists in their local area.

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
444 East Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
1-800-635-0635

This society sends free information about various surgical procedures. It can also provide the names of board-certified plastic surgeons in a patient’s area.

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