Schroeder2Florida, Hawaii, and Australia, develop more skin cancers.Avoid using a tanningbed, since it increases your exposure to UV rays, raising your risk of developingmelanoma and other skin cancers. The most common form that Melanoma comes inis a mole. If it is over exposed to the sun, a mutation starts to begin. The best way todetermine if you have the slightest possibility of having it, is to check your wholebody for moles that are disfigured, or a dark reddish brown color. If a mole aspopped up out of no where, someone should also go to the doctor to get it checkedout. Heredity plays a major role in melanoma. About one in every 10 patientsdiagnosed with the disease has a family member with a history of melanoma. If yourmother, father, siblings or children have had a melanoma, you are in a melanoma-prone family. Each person with a first-degree relative diagnosed with melanoma hasa 50 percent greater chance of developing the disease than people who do not havea family history of the disease.Melanoma in young people has been on the rise in the last 5 years. Kids thesedays are laying out from morning to afternoon hoping that their skin will be adifferent color by the end of the day. Most do not even care if they get sunburn
because that “in theory” will eventually turn to tan. Being tan looks good to most
teens and is the cool thing. No one actually realizes that each time they are gettingdarker, it increases their risk of getting Melanoma.
“Melanoma is a burden to carry
around, and I get nervous every time I see young people looking as dark as the wood
on my stained deck. They have no idea what might be coming their way” Sarah
Schroeder states. Teens think they are invincible and something in their minds assimple as skin cancer will never happen to them. But in reality out of every 10