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What is Melanoma?

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Dermatologist examining mole of female patient with magnifying glass.
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Melanoma definition.
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Prevalence of melanoma


Sunlight on hands.
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How melanoma develops


Melanoma.
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What is melanoma?


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Superficial spreading melanoma


Doctor examining a mole.
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Lentigo maligna


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Acral lentiginous


Dermatologist inspecting senior patient's skin.
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Nodular melanoma


Melanoma dictionary definition.
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Stages of melanoma: part 1


Dermatologist studies birthmark using dermatoscope.
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Stages of melanoma: part 2


Doctor and a senior patient.
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Demographics of melanoma


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Causes of melanoma: sunburn


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Causes of melanoma: tanning


Senior woman sitting on a beach.
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Latency period


Woman with birthmarks on her back and face.
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Risk factors


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Outlook


Heather LaBruna

Heather LaBruna

Heather LaBruna has written hundreds of health articles on a wide range of health topics, from nutrition and exercise to geriatric health and cancer prevention.