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SkinCancerSucks
Posted on Aug. 31, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Had my 6th skin cancer surgery yesterday 😢🤕. I am in a lot of pain and my lips and forehead are very swollen. What should I do to ease the pain?
swanhaustommy
Posted on Aug. 31, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
Hi - I just joined. I want to learn about pancreatic and skin cancer
Lamallory
Posted on July 25, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Just had my very first basal cell carcinoma removed last week. It was on my chin and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Turned out to be a bigger surgery than what I was thinking. It was a small spot bu... read more
Franola
Posted on July 23, 2019, 9:22 p.m.
Just saw my oncologist. After stage 3 diagnosis of nodular dermal melanoma in 2012, I have FINALLY graduated to checkups in 9 months!!!! A little bit of freedom feels pretty awesome❤️
Graffiti
Posted on July 17, 2019, 5:39 p.m.
Greetings group members, just got home from having basal cell removed from my nasal tip. Hope everyone here is doing fine. I am here if you need my support and ear. We can do this together 😀🙏❤
Cablelady1
Posted on July 7, 2019, 12:18 a.m.
I am a stage 3 Metastatic Melanoma 2x survivor in my lymph nodes since 2014 and am going for my 6mo scans at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida on Tuesday ,prayers please. Hope all are doing w... read more
SkinCancerBro
Posted on July 6, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
Hello Community Members, Hope you are doing great. Recently, we came to know that most people here don't know from where to accept friend requests and read messages. So, we decided to post it her... read more
My_melanoma_world
Posted on June 29, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Hello everyone!! I’m new here and wanted to reach out, Im a 5 year stage 4 Melanoma survivor. I’ve been through EVERYTHING! I hope to meet new skin cancer friends! I am just now reaching into the ... read more
SkinCancerBro
Posted on June 28, 2019, 2:52 p.m.
Being a cancer FIGHTER, there are always a lot of questions and doubts in our mind. And who can answer them better than a SURVIVOR. So all the FIGHTERS in the group can ask what's there in their m... read more
Kristi
Posted on June 27, 2019, 10:25 p.m.
Just a quick question guys. Have any one here developed lumps on limbs either arms, legs or chest following BCC biopsy/removal.

Welcome to our Skin Cancer Forum and Support Group

The CancerBro skin cancer discussion forum is an online support group for anyone dealing with any form of skin cancer. Our support group offers message boards where you can be a part of a healthy discussion and conversation.

You can post any general topic or your concerns regarding skin cancer including but not limited to noticing any symptoms, recent diagnosis, treatment side effects, etc. Our skin cancer survivors in the community will share their stories and personal experience to guide you. Also, you can send direct messages to community members, if you want to interact privately. 

Talking with anyone who can understand your situation is a blessing and our skin cancer support group allows everyone to connect with each other easily. You can add community members as friends, share your photos, and talk your heart out either publicly or privately. 

Join our global community of skin cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers

About Skin Cancer:

In this type of cancer, skin cells grow abnormally and form malignant tumors. According to American Cancer Society, there will be about 96,480 new cases of melanoma in the United States (2019). 

Risk Factors:

  1. History of exposure to UV radiation. 
  2. Most cases of skin cancers are reported in Whites as compared to blacks African Americans and Hispanics. 
  3. Individuals with atypical moles. These moles should be checked regularly and removed via surgery if start growing or change colors. 
  4. Exposure to certain chemicals like tar, arsenic, coal, and pertroleum products. 
  5. Family or personal history of any form of skin cancer. 
  6. History of radiation treatment. 
  7. Tobacco and cigarette smoking.  

Types of skin cancer:

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): This type of skin cancer develops more frequently in fair skin individuals. However, dark skin individuals can also have BCC.
  2. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): It is the second most common type of skin cancer. It appears red firm bump, or a sore that heals and then reopens.
  3. Melanoma: It frequently develops in a mole or appear as a dark spot on the skin.

As skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, everyone should work to spread awareness so that everyone knows about its various risks. Our team of doctors and medical writers have written several information articles on skin cancer to spread awareness. Also, we regularly share content on our other social media profiles to amplify the message against skin cancer.

Community Guidelines:

  1. If you are new to the community, then please introduce yourself to other members. In the Introduction post - you can share about your diagnosis, any experience or story, and what you expect from the support group. 
  2. If you want to stay anonymous, then please do not share any personal information anywhere in the website. You can read more about your privacy controls here
  3. Be kind to others and any use of foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. 
  4. Do not spam the community with self promotional posts. 
  5. Do not spam other community members with excessive friend requests and personal messages. 
  6. Do not consider any information in the forum as medical opinion. 

Read other community guidelines and terms & conditions here