Episodes of Melanomas are increasing. The factors increasing risk are; family history, having more than 100 moles, long-term excessive sun exposure, at least 5 incidences of sunburn and use of sunbeds in young people. Look out for any mole that looks odd compared to the others. In addition if a mole changes colour, bleeds or grows have it reviewed by your doctor because it may need to be removed.
Prevention is better than cure so Avoid excess sun exposure especially the midday sun, slap on sunprotection every 2hours when out during the day and wear a wide brimmed hat.