Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Skin cancer usually develops when DNA becomes damaged from repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Cancerous changes are abnormal new growths or changes to existing marks or moles. Cancerous spots may be lumps, spots, scaly lesions, or new moles. If you have noticed aRead More
Are You at Risk for Melanoma?
Skin cancer is the most common yet most preventable type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers developed in melanocytes — cells that produce the coloring pigment melanin. During melanoma development, DNA mutations occur that lead to an uncontrollable growth of melanocytes. Early diagnosis and treatment of melanomas preventRead More
Things to Know When Diagnosed with Melanoma
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops when pigment-producing skin cells referred to as melanocytes proliferate uncontrollably. This type of cancer has the potential to spread to other parts of your body, even to areas very far from the original site of cancer, such as your vital organs. Receiving a melanoma diagnosis canRead More