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Melanoma...

Melanoma is a very dangerous skin cancer whose incidence is on the rise.  Over 80,000 cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year.  It occurs mostly in sun exposed areas but can show up anywhere. These tumors are not uncommon in young adults although most do show up in patients over 50.

Most melanomas that are diagnosed early can be cured by surgical excision.  If melanomas are not treated they can spread to other areas of the body and result in death.  Once melanomas spread they are very difficult to treat and cure.