About melanoma: for patients

Author: Vanessa Ngan, staff writer, 2013

What is melanoma? Who gets melanoma? What causes melanoma?
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is sometimes dangerous. Melanoma can develop in anyone. Though the cancer is more common in fair skin, dark-skinned people get melanoma too. Melanoma is caused mostly by the effects of the sun.
 Many melanomas Fair skinned people are prone to melanoma Sun flare
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