Expert Video - What are the common and less common causes of melanoma?
Melanoma expert Dr. Jeffrey Weber discusses the most common locations for melanoma on the body, sun exposure as the main cause of melanoma, and how your age when you experience sun damage can make a difference in whether you develop melanoma later in life. He also talks about the less common genetic causes of melanoma, where the disease runs in families.
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