If you have questionable moles or growths on your skin, our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors can effectively diagnose and treat melanoma to keep your skin healthy and safe.
Who Gets Melanoma?
While anyone can develop melanoma, certain factors may increase your risk of developing the disease. Some of these risk factors include:
- Exposure to UV radiation from natural sources such as the sun or artificial sources such as tanning beds
- Fair skin, particularly those with blond or red hair and light-colored eyes
- Family history with a close relative who has had melanoma
- Having many moles
- Personal history of having had melanoma in the past increases the risk
- Weakened immune system