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    Living With Cancer: Identifying melanoma

a medical illustration of melanoma

Slideshow: Identifying melanoma  
May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk. Melanoma often is curable if you find it early. These images and the ABCDE melanoma test can help you determine if an unusual mole or suspicious spot on your skin may be melanoma.

Elevated prostate-specific antigen after partial prostate removal  
Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer. However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased prostate-specific antigen levels. After any procedure for an enlarged prostate, a number of factors can cause prostate-specific antigen levels to go up again. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

Video: 'Long-Term Brain Cancer Survivor'  
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Morgan Tyner was told he had one month to live. Twenty years later, he's living life as a cancer survivor. Hear from Morgan and his physician, Dr. Alyx Porter, a Mayo Clinic neurologist.