Melanoma can be a very deadly form of skin cancer and can spread rapidly in the body if not diagnosed and treated appropriately.

“A common sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, or color of a mole.”

Early detection is important in order to start treatment before it metastasizes. Anyone of any skin color can develop melanoma, though it is more common in fair-skinned people. A history of sunburns during a young age has been shown to increase the risk of developing this extreme form of skin cancer.  Tanning beds are also a major contributor to the development of melanoma. In fact, the World Health Organization has classified TANNING BEDS ARE AS CANCER CAUSING AS CIGARETTES.



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