All Five Stages of Melanoma—Explained by Dermatologists

More than 96,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. That’s quite a scary statistic, but it’s important to remember that when melanoma is diagnosed—and how quickly it’s treated—has a lot to do with a patient’s chances of survival and recovery. ...

Doctors Told This Woman Her Mole Looked ‘Just Fine.’ Then She Was Diagnosed With Melanoma 

An occasional tiny mole or freckle is usually no reason to be alarmed. But one woman’s small blemish turned out to be a deadly form of skin cancer. ...

What's Your Skin Cancer Risk? Check This Chart

Your chances of getting skin cancer are based on heredity—what you’re genetically predisposed toward—and your own tanning and burning history. ...

Harmless Mole or Potentially Deadly Skin Cancer? 5 Signs You Should Your Dermatologist ASAP

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it’s often treatable if caught at an early stage. That’s why it’s important to know the early signs of melanoma, which usually starts as a mole or other suspicious skin spot. ...

The Surprising Link Between White Wine and Melanoma

Alcohol has been linked to several different cancers, some more strongly than others. Now a study adds a new type of cancer to the list, and it’s an unexpected one: Brown University researchers say that drinking, even in moderate amounts, is associated with higher rates of melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer. ...

This Woman Went to the Salon to Get Her Nails Done and Her Manicurist Spotted Melanoma

UK manicurist Jean Skinner is being hailed as a hero after she spotted a sign of one of her nails. ...

This 20-Year-Old Nail-Biter Had Her Thumb Amputated After Discovering a Rare Skin Cancer

You've heard the stories: A nail salon technician identifies a  as a sign of melanoma. Skin cancer does not discriminate, and there are body parts like your hands that can become an unsuspected place for the deadly disease, as a 20-year-old college student from Australia recently found out. Courtney Whithorn had her thumb amputated after doctors detected a...

This Man Discovered the 20-Year-Old Wart on His Foot Was Actually Skin Cancer

Many people have gotten into the habit of to check for unusual-looking spots on their skin every so often. Even a cursory scan can be beneficial, alerting you to spots under your arms or on the insides of your legs that might have looked like normal freckles last week but have since changed...

This Woman Had to Wait 4 Months to Get a Mole Checked Out—and It Was Skin Cancer

Tracy Callahan had been seeing a dermatologist regularly all her life. Then her husband noticed an unusual-looking spot on the right side of her neck in August 2013. ...


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