I was diagnosed with Melanoma in September 2013. I was so scared and confused. How could this happen to me? I did not sit in the sun and I wore sunscreen all the time. With surgeries and many doctors visits, I'm happy to say that in November 2015, I will be cancer free for 2 years. I am trying to raise money for the Melanoma research and education. Please support our team!! What is Melanoma? Melanoma is a very serious form of skin cancer. Although accounting for only 4% of total skin cancer cases, it is the leading cause of skin cancer related deaths. The risk of developing melanoma is increasing, and most frighteningly, the cases of melanoma amongst young children are on the rise. The main cause of melanoma is believed to be spending too much time in the sun, which results in exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People with fair skin and lighter hair (those that tend to sunburn easily) are at greatest risk, but anyone who is exposed to large amounts of sunlight is at risk.