Approximately one person dies every hour from melanoma. Remember this summer, and during the other seasons too, to protect your skin from harmful rays which can lead to an increased risk in melanoma occurrence.
Melanoma can occur in any skin color. Famous reggae singer Bob Marley died from a version of melanoma called acral melanoma. It is important to see your physician and let him or her know if you note any irregular pigmentation. Whatever skin type you are, you must protect yourself from the sun and look for skin irregularities.
Have fun this summer but try and protect yourself and those around you.