West Broad Street stabbing
Richmond Police Chief to retire
Track storms using CBS 6 Interactive Radar

Health advice for Dad! Melanoma on the rise

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(WTVR) — Sunday is Father’s Day and as you thank him for all of his hard work, you may also want to remind him of a serious health risk.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the number of melanomas have increased in men over 65 by nine percent for the past decade. Doctors say older Caucasian men that are fair skinned and have a history of sunburns are at a very high risk for the cancer.

Dermatologists say to watch for signs of irregular moles or lesions. If you’re fair skinned man over 40 years old, they also recommend and annual skin check to catch any signs of melanoma early on.