Skin cancer

Watch out!

Watch out for these symptoms!

Symptoms might include a new, unusual growth or a change in an existing mole. Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body. So be aware of these symptoms!

  • Skin: darkening of the skin or lumps
  • Also common: bigger mole diameter, mole asymmetry, mole color changes, or skin mole with irregular border

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Melanoma deadly?

Malignant Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. However, if it is recognized and treated early, it has a high cure rate. If not treated early, or if it is a high risk melanoma, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body. Malignant Melanoma is very hard to treat and often fatal.

How do you get Melanoma?

Most people who get it have light skin, but people who have brown and black skin also get melanoma. Fair skin (The risk is higher if the person also has red or blond hair and blue or green eyes). Sun-sensitive skin (rarely tans or burns easily). 50-plus moles, large moles, or unusual-looking moles.

Can melanoma skin cancer be prevented?

Not all melanomas can be prevented, but there are things you can do that could reduce your risk of getting melanoma and other skin cancers. See how below!

How to prevent melanoma and other skin cancers!

  • Limit your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays

  • Seek shade

  • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps

  • Protect children from the sun

And remember to watch out for the symptoms listed above because the faster you get a consult from your doctor, the easier it is to treat!

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