Melanoma Awareness - Part 1

When looking for information on Melanoma - there is all sorts of information out there.  But not all is correct.  There are a few sites that I have found useful.  Their links are listed below. 

Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines.

The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk of developing melanoma. Other factors, such as your genetic makeup, likely also play a role.

Limiting your sun exposure and avoiding tanning lamps and beds can help reduce your risk of melanoma. And making sure you know the warning signs of skin cancer can help ensure that cancerous changes are detected and treated before the cancer has a chance to spread. Melanoma can be treated successfully if it is detected early

http://www.melanoma.org/

http://www.aimatmelanoma.org/

http://www.melanomaintl.org/

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