Debunking myths about melanoma

Many of us will soon be spending more time outside in the sun.

If you’re not taking the right steps to protect your skin, you could be at greater risk of developing melanoma.

Dr. Richard White is the chief of surgical oncology division at Levine Cancer Institute and he is debunking some melanoma myths.

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and kills around 8,000 people a year, White says.

Tips: It’s best to go outdoors in the morning or in the evening. Protective clothing and sunscreen are also key.

Whether you tan or burn in the sun, you’re still at risk.

Here are five signs to watch for when observing moles:

A = Asymmetry

B = Border

C = Color

D = Diameter

E = Evolution