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Melanoma, though not the most common skin cancer, is the most dangerous skin cancer. It is most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds that lead skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. One common misconception about melanoma is that it only involves the skin - it can actually develop anywhere on the body such as on the eyes, scalp, nails, or mouth. According the to American Cancer Society, in 2018 alone, approximately 91,270 new melanomas will be diagnosed, and 9,320 people are expected to die of melanoma.