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

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