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Melanoma mole.

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.

Watch for These Advanced Melanoma Warning Signs

Knowing the symptoms of stage 4 melanoma can help you recognize any alarming changes in your condition.

5 Tips for Melanoma Prevention

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk.

6 Things to Know About Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Its incidence has doubled in the past 30 years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

The Most Dangerous Skin Cancer

Though melanoma is the rarest form of skin cancer, it is also potentially the most deadly.

How to Tell a Mole from Melanoma

Skin checks are an important part of finding and treating skin cancer early. Many people notice some changes but wait several months before making an appointment with a dermatologist either because they want to see if there are further changes or bec...

Doctor explaining diagnosis to a patient.

Diagnosing Stage 4 Melanoma

Learn what to expect at the dermatologist and the best questions to ask your care team about skin cancer.

A melanoma on a body part.

How Much Do You Know About Metastatic Melanoma?

Metastatic melanoma can be a frightening diagnosis, but do you really know what it means? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

How to Check for Melanoma

Checking the moles on your skin is important to catch skin cancer, especially melanoma, which is the most serious kind. The American Academy of Dermatology came up with five visual signs called the ABCDEs of melanoma to help.