Melanoma skin cancer is also most likely to occur on parts of the body that have endured overexposure to the sun. However, it may also be found in parts of the body that are rarely or never exposed to the sun.
For women, melanomas most frequently occur on the legs, though for men, they are most often found on the back.
Though melanoma may not have any obvious symptoms, initial signs common to melanoma skin cancer include the appearance of a new spot or a change in the appearance of an existing mole, including:
- an increase in the mole’s size,
- a change in colour or colours,
- or a shift in the mole’s shape and elevation.