Overview & Facts
Melanoma starts in skin cells called melanocytes and can spread throughout
the body. Learn more about melanoma’s causes, risk factors, and prevention.
What Is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Learn about it.
Learn how melanoma starts and develops.
Read about four causes of melanoma.
Are you at Risk?
Find out what raises your risk of melanoma. It's more than just the sun.
Learn seven ways to help prevent melanoma.
Will avoiding sunburn help prevent melanoma? Read what the U.S. National
Cancer Institute says.