Where does melanoma occur?

Jenny C. Hu, MD
Men tend to get melanomas on the trunk, back and chest areas. Women tend to get melanomas on the legs. However, they can appear anywhere on your body. You can even get them on your feet, so it’s important to have your feet checked as well.

In men, melanoma is often found on the trunk (the area from the shoulders to the hips) or the head and neck. In women, melanoma often develops on the arms and legs. Melanoma usually occurs in adults, but it is sometimes found in children and adolescents.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute 

The most deadly form of skin cancer is melanoma. In men, it is seen most commonly on the belly (abdomen), chest and back. It can be cured if removed at any early stage.

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