Frequently Asked Questions about Melanoma

General Information about the melanoma awareness and prevention.

Check Yourself!

Jan 19 2015

The difference between a mole and melanoma explained Friday, January 16, 2015 – WOMEN’S DAY With the number of skin cancer cases…

5 Things that Affect How Well Your Clothes Block UV Rays

Jan 03 2019

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we like to say that clothing is the first line of defense against the sun. The right…

You Can Get Skin Cancer on Your Feet

Dec 20 2018

Skin cancers like melanoma often affect areas of the body that are exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, including the hands,…

NCI-led research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma

Aug 28 2018

NCI Press Release:  Posted: August 20, 2018 In a new study, researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma…

5 signs your child’s mole needs to be checked (AAD)

Jul 19 2018

Although skin cancer is rare in children, there are times when your child’s moles should be checked by a board-certified dermatologist: Moles…

The most surprising places melanoma can hide

May 07 2018

When you check your skin for suspicious moles, you probably look at your arms, chest, stomach, back, and legs. But melanoma, the…

Where is the disconnect?

Jun 21 2016

98% of Millennial Women Know Skin Cancer Is Deadly. So Why Are They Still Tanning? It’s not a complete shocker to hear…

Minnesota has highest incidence rate of melanoma in Midwest

Jan 06 2017

January 6, 2017: Despite increased efforts to raise public awareness about the prevention and early detection of melanoma, a growing proportion of…

Research Study: Indoor tanning age restriction could have a significant impact on melanoma incidence

Dec 20 2016

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in…

Advanced Head and Neck Melanomas Often Found Where They’re Hardest to See

Sep 07 2016

Melanoma News Today: Advanced-stage cutaneous head and neck melanomas are diagnosed more often on the scalp or back of the neck than toward the front of…