Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, especially in younger people. In fact, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.
When caught early, melanoma is highly curable. And while treatments for late-stage melanoma are improving rapidly, the prevention and early detection are still the best treatment option. That’s why taking steps to prevent melanoma and to identify it early are key.
Tips to Detect Melanoma Earlier
- Learn what to look for
- Perform a Monthly Self Exam
- And if you find something suspicious, or are at high risk, see a dermatologist for a full-body skin exam.