Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD When you examine your feet, you’re probably more concerned about dry heels or nail problems than melanoma. After all, melanoma usually occurs in parts of the body that get a lot of sun exposure. But foot melanoma — the skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley — is real.
Medical Review By: Alissa O’Brien, MD Whether you’re in your 30s, 20s or teens, chances are you think of skin cancer as a vague and distant threat, if you think of it at all. But the statistics may surprise you. It’s true that melanoma, which can be fatal, is most often seen in older
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer? Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. That means approximately one in five Americans develop skin cancer. While melanoma is not the most common type of skin cancer, it is the most dangerous. It is responsible for 10,000