Expert Video - Can children get melanoma?

Children can develop melanoma, explains Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD. This is rare, but has become more common in the last 30 years. Melanoma can be difficult to diagnose in children, as the spot may look like a non-cancerous mole called a "blue nevus". Doctors who specialize in melanoma and other skin cancers may be more able to recognize melanoma in children because they see more cancers overall.

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