Posts Tagged ‘melanoma’

Signs of Melanoma: What Caregivers Should Know

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It starts in the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin. According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors agree that the leading cause of melanoma is exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun (and tanning lamps). So the beginning of the summer is a good time…

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When Should You Have Your Moles Checked?

Moles, also known as nevi, are very common. In fact, it is quite normal for adults to have up to 40 moles, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). As you may already know, moles and other spots are at times warning signs for melanoma. While melanoma rates have become more stable in New Jersey,…

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