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It’s a Fact!

Every hour of every day someone in the United States dies from melanoma. Melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and worldwide. Most melanoma is curable in the early stages with an over 90% survival rate. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight. Tanning beds are classified in the same cancer risk category as tobacco, arsenic and asbestos. Melanoma can develop almost anywhere, including the skin, eyes, digestive tract, genitals, under the nails, or even in the mouth. Carefully examine your skin every month. Look for spots that seem unusual or are changing. Melanoma can spread to the brain, liver, and lungs, making it very difficult to treat.

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