Did you know that around 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they reach 70? This makes it the most common form of cancer in the United States, which is why it’s important to not brush off a suspicious mole or spot — especially if it may be melanoma.
Though melanoma is the rarest form of skin cancer, its increased likelihood of spreading to other layers of the skin and parts of the body makes it the most dangerous. Reducing your risk of developing melanoma starts with learning more about it. Keep reading to find out what causes melanoma, what it may look like, and effective treatment options available today.