While not all melanomas can be prevented, there are many ways to reduce your risk, including:
Protect yourself with these simple and effective tips:
Tanning beds produce damaging UVA and UVB rays that can lead to skin cancer and an increased risk of melanoma, especially if use began before age 30.
Depending on its appearance, a doctor may choose to remove a mole or monitor it with regular exams to watch for signs that it may be changing into melanoma. Since most melanomas do not develop from moles, routine mole removal is not generally suggested.