Regularly checking your skin and knowing what to look for can lead to an early diagnosis and increase chances of successful treatment.
Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body, on normal skin or on a mole.
In men, melanoma tends to develop on the face or trunk area most commonly.
In women, melanoma most often strikes on the lower legs.
People with darker skin tones more commonly get melanoma on their palms, soles, and under the fingernails or toenails.