- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: Do you have these melanoma risk factors?
Exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun or tanning beds increases your risk of developing melanoma, a form of cancer that begins in the cells that control the pigment in your skin. Although anyone can get melanoma, some people are more at risk.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Juan-Carlos Martinez, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains who is most at risk and what can be done to prevent it. Jeff Olsen reports.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.