Increasingly important is the control of nevi in children, the incidence of melanoma in children is on the rise; the causes are debated, it seems that the exposure of children to sunlight during the middle of the day can play an important role. Those with fair skin, blonde or red hair, freckles, the inability to tan, and/or a family history of melanoma are at greater risk. So don’t ignore changing moles, even in children, because melanoma can occur in kids. Choosing a sunscreen that blocks both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays and reapplying it frequently is important, clothing can also help protect children.
Dealing with a melanoma diagnosis can be emotionally devastating. The worries and stress associated with diagnosis and treatment can feel overwhelming. However, with the right support and careful management, it is possible to overcome these challenges and go on to live a full and fulfilling life.