Melanoma is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that control the pigment in your skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. This video from the clinic outlines risk factors for melanoma.
If you are going to be in the sun, be sure to “slip, slap, slop and wrap” to protect yourself from cancer-causing UV rays:
- Slip on a shirt.
- Slop on sunscreen.
- Slap on a hat.
- Wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and sensitive skin around them.