- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 10, 2001

Associations

American Academy of Dermatology, 930 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Ill. 60173. Phone: 847/330-0230. Web site: www.aad.org. This professional organization has many tip sheets and lots of information on skin cancer and sun protection. It also offers a sun-safety quiz on its Web site.

• The American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329. Phone: 404/320-3333. Web site: www.cancer.org. This organization has statistics about cancer survival rates, information on self-exams, photos of cancerous lesions and advice on preventing skin cancer.

Online

A site sponsored by Schering-Plough pharmaceuticals (www.melanoma.com) has information on sun exposure, skin cancer and drugs that treat it.

• Seattle consumer advocate Paula Begoun has a Web site (www.cosmeticscop.com) with information about safe tanning practices and what to look for in a sunscreen.

• Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has a Web site (www.mskcc.org) that has facts on skin cancer and how to do self-exams to detect changes in your skin.

• The site run by the pharmaceutical company Galderma (www.sun-fx365.com) is an interactive site that uses graphics and animation to show the sun´s effect on skin.

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