The last thing Summer Sanders expected to hear at a routine visit to her dermatologist was the word “melanoma.” Although the olive-skinned swimmer had grown up training in outdoor pools under the intense California sun, she had never consciously tried to get tan and never considered herself at risk for skin cancer. It just wasn’t on her radar, especially when making it into the Olympics took so much of her focus.
Melanoma took many things from Todd and Linda Nagel, but it never took away their hope. Throughout Todd’s five-year battle, they remained positive and embraced every moment together even more preciously.
Some of your favorite serums and creams could be increasing your sun sensitivity without you even knowing.
Over the years, my Mom and I occasionally talked about her cancer, especially when I started working at The Skin Cancer Foundation. Ocular (meaning “of the eye”) melanoma is very different from cutaneous (“of the skin”) melanoma. It’s also rarer.
All melanomas are associated with an initial tumor, but sometimes the location is difficult to ascertain.
On the evening of October 25, the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza in New York City was buzzing with excitement. The Skin Cancer Foundation was holding its 22nd annual Gala, the organization’s signature fundraiser. The event raised over $600,000 to support SCF initiatives,and also provided a chance to honor leaders in the skin cancer space […]
While skin cancers are less commonly diagnosed in areas that are normally shielded from the sun, they can and do develop there.