Dr. Hughes Talks About Pediatric Melanoma Prevention

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Although melanoma is primarily a disease that occurs among adults, it is also seen occasionally in children, and the number of diagnoses is increasing each year. Children can develop melanoma from excessive sun exposure without proper protection, or it can develop in time after a severe sunburn. Fair-skinned children typically have a higher risk of melanoma, but it is important to know that people of all skin tones can develop the disease.