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How can early detection of melanoma affect my chance of survival?

Early detection of melanoma is critical to your chances of surviving. If caught early, melanoma is almost 100 percent curable. If not caught early, it can spread quickly through your body and can be fatal. If you have any risk factors for melanoma, regular self-exams and exams by a healthcare professional should be part of your healthcare regimen. Everyone, regardless of whether they have any risk factors, should be diligent about examining their body for any changes to moles or their skin.

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