There is a lot to learn about melanoma. On the surface, it’s a fairly-straightforward subject; yet it’s also one that carries with it many important subtopics. This piece consists of selections from our previously published posts on the subject.
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About Radial and Nodular Melanoma, the two primary forms of the worst skin cancer.
The reasons why exposing moles to sunlight is a very bad idea.
A discussion on the increased risk of melanoma to redheads.
For those with many moles, there is a tool that dermatologists can use to help keep tabs on patients’ skin health.
How to tell the difference between freckles and moles
Differentiating between normal and atypical moles.
Your Chances of Developing Melanoma
A discussion of melanoma risk factors.
How to examine yourself for early signs of melanoma.
The differences and similarities between childhood melanoma and melanoma in adults.
Information on Acral Lentiginous Melanoma, which is more common in blacks, Hispanics and Asians than it is in whites.
The best form of the worst skin cancer.
Ocular Melanoma is a rare, deadly cancer that is not caused by UV (ultraviolet) ray exposure.
A quick visual quiz that tests your ability to tell benign moles from those that are cancerous.
Action, Not Fear
What to do if a suspicious growth is found during a skin self-examination.
The excellent results from teachers who were surveyed regarding the effectiveness of the Melanoma Education Foundation’s (MEF) classroom melanoma lessons.
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