Melanoma

The latest melanoma news, advice, and information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, advanced stages, and real-life stories about people living with and surviving the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Where Can Melanoma Spread?

Advanced stages of melanoma can metastasize throughout the body, including the lungs, liver, bones, and brain. Learn the warning signs.

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Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

By Eileen Bailey

Skin Cancer Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about skin cancer? Take this true or false quiz to test your knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Only four percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but it accounts for three-quarters of all skin cancer-related deaths.

By Eileen Bailey

Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis – What Comes Next?

You’ve gotten a stage 4 melanoma diagnosis. You’re scared and uncertain for your future. A team of doctors will explain your options for treatment.

By Eileen Bailey

Stage 4 Melanoma - What to Ask Your Doctor

A stage 4 melanoma diagnosis is scary. Make a list of questions to ask your doctor about your options, treatment, and what to expect.

By Eileen Bailey

New Treatments and Diagnostics for Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. In the past melanoma outsmarted us, but now, with new treatments and tests, we’re starting to outsmart melanoma.

By Eileen Bailey

Treatment Options for Metastatic Melanoma

Metastatic melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Early detection is important; once it spreads around the body, treatment options are limited.

By Eileen Bailey

Complementary Care for Stage 4 Melanoma

Complementary treatments are not considered scientifically proven to help or improve melanoma but may reduce side effects or improve quality of life.

By Eileen Bailey

The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

What to know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

By Elizabeth Millard

Melanoma Doctor Shares Answers to Top Questions

If you’re living with metastatic melanoma, you’re probably wondering which questions to ask your doctor. One expert shares his advice.

By Stephanie Stephens

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Health News

Young Adults Aren't Heeding Tanning Warnings

Millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – are largely uninformed about the sun safety and sunscreen recommendations and continue to tan despite warnings about skin cancer risk.

Outdoor Professions Carry Different Risks for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Solar ultraviolet radiation is now recognized as an occupational disease common to outdoor workers in a number of countries.

Indoor Tanning Tied to Soaring Health Costs

A new study suggests that skin cancer caused by indoor tanning beds results in about $343 million in medical costs each year in the United States. Over the lifetimes of people currently diagnoses with melanoma or other types of skin cancer linked to ...