Answers About Melanoma You Won’t Find Elsewhere

A dermatologist answers the questions you have about melanoma including appearance and vaccines. I asked Ellen S. Marmur, MD, Chief, Division of Dermatologic & Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the following Read more...

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Does Melanoma Risk Drop Off After a Certain Age?

Can you be too old to get melanoma? Is it true that if you have never gotten melanoma by a certain age…you’ll probably never get it? If this is true, how is it that advancing Read more...

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Do Blacks with Freckles Have Higher Melanoma Risk?

Do freckles raise the risk of melanoma in a black person? Maybe you already know that melanoma risk in blacks, overall, is far lower than in whites or Hispanics, and perhaps you already know that Read more...

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Can Melanoma Be Caused by Brief Daily Sun for Vitamin D?

An interesting question is can brief daily sun exposure to get vitamin D cause melanoma? You hear that sun exposure can cause melanoma, but then hear you need daily sun to get vitamin D. Certainly you’ve Read more...

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Melanoma Risk from Sunburns During Adulthood

Adult sunburns and melanoma risk go hand-in-hand, so don't think you're safe just because you never had childhood sunburns. What about adult sunburns and melanoma risk? You keep reading and hearing about childhood sunburns boosting Read more...

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Are Teens Really at Risk for Skin Cancer from Tanning Beds?

Teens who use tanning beds increase their risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer risk. More and more teens are using tanning beds, such as in about a million visits daily in the U.S. Using a Read more...

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Many Moles, Red Hair, Fair Skin = Top Melanoma Risks

A look at melanoma’s biggest risk factors: red hair, fair skin, many moles Having many moles is a leading risk factor for melanoma, an often-fatal skin cancer that kills about 10,000 Americans every year. Melanoma Read more...

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Melanoma Risk with Fair Skin, Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes

Find out if there’s a difference in melanoma risk in someone with fair skin and brown eyes vs. fair skin and blue. Lists of melanoma risk factors often include “fair/light skin and blue eyes.” Sometimes, Read more...

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Melanoma Risk in Blondes Who Tan vs. Always Burn

Does melanoma risk differ in blondes who always tan and blondes who always burn? If you’ve heard that blonde hair is a risk factor for melanoma, perhaps you’ve wondered about olive skinned people who have Read more...

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Is Blonde Hair a Melanoma Risk in a Biracial Person?

Blonde hair (which usually goes with fair skin) is a melanoma risk factor, but what about for biracial people with olive or caramel skin? How often have you read that “blonde hair and blue eyes” Read more...

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Are Many Moles on Dark Skin Still a Melanoma Risk?

You may know that having many moles is a melanoma risk factor, but is this still a risk if you have a dark complexion? Have you ever seen a person with a dark complexion and Read more...

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