10 Melanoma Myths

How much do you really know about melanoma?

Melanoma, a cancer of the skin, is often misunderstood. Despite it being the number one form of cancer in young adults, there are some common myths about its seriousness, and how the disease is detected and treated. To debunk some of these misconceptions, here are 10 truths behind the myths.

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