Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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Melanoma: A skin cancer that is most often distinguished by its pigmented blackish or brownish coloration and irregular and ill-defined borders is the most serious form of skin cancer. It occurs in the deepest portion of the epidermis, and for this reason, melanoma is the most likely form of skin cancer to spread quickly in the skin and to other parts of the body.

Take some time this May to learn how to protect your skin and talk to your doctor about scheduling a skin cancer screening.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons provides resources regarding types of skin cancers and treatment options to keep your skin healthy.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, www.plasticsurgery.org

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