Facebook Pixel

Comment Reply


Hello, Anon!

Thank you for posting.

It is true that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun is the main cause of most skin cancers. UV light damages the DNA (genetic material) in our skin cells which can cause skin cancer. Being exposed to too much sun, the use of tanning beds, or getting sunburnt as a child are important risk factors for developing skin cancer.

It's import to have moles checked each year, especially any new mole or a mole that has changed in appearance and/or size. Change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain.

Given your past melanoma, you should definitely have this mole(s) examined, Anon.

Keep us updated.


July 28, 2019 - 7:16am


Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy