All melanomas are associated with an initial tumor, but sometimes the location is difficult to ascertain.
While skin cancers are less commonly diagnosed in areas that are normally shielded from the sun, they can and do develop there.
Certain types of skin are at greater risk for developing sun damage and skin cancer. Do you know your skin type?
Early detection of skin cancer can save your skin and, in some cases, even your life. Watch for these clues, and if something doesn’t heal, is growing or just doesn’t seem right, see a dermatologist right away.
Firefighters risk their lives running into burning buildings, but the menace doesn’t come just from the fire. They may face an increased risk for developing melanoma, the most dangerous of the three most common types of skin cancer.
Does a sunscreen stay effective after its expiration date?
Growing up in Philadelphia and Queens, New York, I wasn’t really an outdoorsy type of child. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio doing ballet, tap and jazz. I did go to Greece every summer, which is where my family is originally from, and I spent a lot of time in the sun on the beaches there. I have that Mediterranean olive skin, and I tanned well.