Recent statistics indicate that the number of patients diagnosed with melanoma each year has increased more than those diagnosed with all other types of cancer. However, this deadly form of skin cancer is preventable.

In this interview, Dr. Petr Hausner, an oncologist with the Skin Cancer (Cutaneous Oncology) Program at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, answers some frequently asked questions about preventing and treating melanoma. To learn more, please click on the questions listed below or scroll down the page.