already spread, compared with 16% of white people.
What Causes Melanoma?
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk of developing melanoma.
Additionally, other factors such as genetics or environmental influences may occur on parts of the body rarely exposed to the sun. For example, people who have dark skin are more susceptible to acral lentiginous melanoma, which is an especially dangerous form of melanoma that typically appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
While melanoma is not the most common of skin cancers, it causes the most deaths. Therefore it is important to know the signs of skin cancer because melanoma can be treated successfully if it is detected early.
A Few Things That Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Melanoma:
-Take note of any new moles or spots on your skin, especially if it changes in size, color or shape.
-Reduce your exposure to UV radiation whether it is from the sun or from