How Much Do You Know About Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Although skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, melanoma cases make up less than 5 percent of all skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. Find out how much you know about melanoma by taking this quiz.

1. What is melanoma?
2. Most of a person's lifetime sun damage to the skin occurs before what age?
3. Melanoma often develops from which of these skin irregularities?
4. Which of these may be a warning sign of melanoma?
5. If a melanoma spreads to lymph nodes, what are the chances of surviving five years?
6. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends wearing sunscreen if you plan to be in the sun for how long?
7. Sun protection factor (SPF) measures a sunscreen's ability to protect the skin from which of these?
8. What's an important part of the body to protect with sun block?
9. Although melanoma occurs primarily on the skin, where else can it originate?
Online Medical Reviewer: Fincannon, Joy RN MN
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim RN, MSN, AOCNS
Last Review Date: 2/3/2013

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