How to protect yourself from melanoma

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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but has a 99% cure rate if caught early.

The chance of developing melanoma increases with age, but it can impact young people, and all skin types.

Get moles or other spots on your skin checked if you notice they’re asymmetrical, have an irregular border, or uneven color. A spot that’s bigger than the tip of a pencil eraser should also be looked at.

Sunscreen is key to protect yourself, as UV radiation causes nearly 90% of cases. It’s crucial to get regular skin checks, especially if you have a family history of skin cancer.