Summit County Skin Cancer Awareness

Summit County Health Department

Summit County Library and Park City Library

Skin Cancer Resources


Did you know that Summit County has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the United States?

Did you know that skin cancer is the leading cancer in the United States?

Did you know that skin cancer is preventable?

Be "Sun Safe."  Protect yourself, and protect your loved ones.   

Title: Huntsman Cancer Institute

Description: Provides information about warning signs, risk factors, prevention strategies and information resources.  Huntsman also provides links to local dermatologists and clinical screening procedures, such as mole-mapping.

Title: MedlinePlus
Description: Medline Plus is a comprehensive data research tool, maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is targeted at consumers of health who are seeking deeper, next levels of understanding about health conditions for themselves or their loved ones.  The tool logically organizes over 1000 medical conditions and diseases into easy to understand English and provides translations of certain health topic information into numerous other languages.  

Title: National Cancer Institute Melanoma Prevention (PDQ®)–Patient Version
Description: The (PDQ®)–Patient Version series of information on consumer health topics from the National Cancer Institute’s website are written for a lay person’s understanding.  This particular PDQ gives risk factors for skin cancer, giving the patron more information, using evidence-based science, as to which interventions are shown in the research to prevent both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.

Title: Final Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer
Description: This 3 page brochure presents the key points of the 2012 final recommendation of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force on the topic of skin cancer prevention.  A primary finding in this recommendation is that the people at greatest risk for developing skin cancers are fair-skinned, blonde or red haired with light eye color and skin that burns easily or does not tan who are exposed during childhood. 

Title: Prevent Skin Cancer
Description: This page on the American Academy of Dermatologists gives practical and simple advice on preventative behaviors and includes social media short videos targeted at young women which humorously communicate the dangers of exposure to radiation.  It also includes sign-ups for free local skin cancer screenings.


Title: Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer
Description: Covers the basics, definitions, causes, risks and actions you can take to prevent skin cancers.


Title: Family
Description: This web page, sponsored by, the website of the American Academy of Physicians, give the ABCDE’s of diagnosing skin cancer in an easy to read and understand format.  It also provides patients with scripts to ask their physicians about skin cancer, family histories and risk factors associated with skin cancers.

Title: EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens
Description:This webpage, maintained by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), provides consumer ratings and guidance in the interpretation of instructions and the proper use of sunscreen products.  It also provides guidance on the interpretation of the sun protection factor (SPF) metric which is commonly used on nearly every sun protection product.  Special attention is given to application frequencies and healthier alternatives in the vast array of sun-care products.


Title: The American Melanoma Foundation: Skin Cancer Fact Sheet
Description: This webpage is published by the non-profit American Melanoma Foundation and provides a comprehensive list of consumer understandable facts about indcidence, survival rates, mortality rates, risk factors, prevention and detection, and costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers.

Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Sun Safety
This page provides recommended guidelines for practicing sun safety.

This program is made possible with a grant from The National Network of Libraries of Medicine