Before reading the link posted below, I am fully aware that there will always be some readers of this forum group that still believe that the SUN causes melanoma...
It's time to get them educated and move forward...
As we learn more about the causes of melanoma , it is becoming a fact that the LACK of sunlight is the biggest cause of melanoma.
Sure tanning beds are to blame and rightly so because they are providing the wrong type of UV's. What needed to be addressed here is the fact that almost all melanoma's occur on parts of the body that never receive any sun light! Also that the increase in melanoma is due to the fact that more people never get the benefits of the sun as they are working indoors for their day job and so in my case are working night turn and sleeping during the day!
Below is a link with more up to date info, see:
PS. In my opinion every person reading this thread should be tested for the 25-hydroxy vitamin D-3 test.
However, don't wait until it is to late thinking that your oncologist will recommend this test for you.