Most people who go to the podiatrist would never expect to get biopsied and diagnosed with a rare, dangerous skin cancer. But that’s exactly what happened to Dorothy Overstreet. Now, she wants to educate people about acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) and how to detect it.
The legendary Bob Marley died in 1981 from acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM). While rare, ALM is the most common melanoma found in people of color.
My journey with melanoma began at 28 when I faced my first diagnosis in 2016. Subsequently, I encountered three more melanomas, marking a turbulent and transformative passage through my 20s and 30s.
Kaili Arntson battled melanoma at the age of 15, during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her journey, the teen overcame both physical and emotional challenges and emerged triumphant.
A melanoma survivor and advocate shares his story to inspire a feeling of community and support for skin cancer education, early detection and prevention.
Sometimes identifying a potential skin cancer isn’t so straightforward. Skin cancer comes in many forms, and tumors don’t always display the most well-known characteristics of the disease.
Ocular (meaning “of the eye”) melanoma is very different from cutaneous (“of the skin”) melanoma. Learn more about this rare form of melanoma, in a story told by the daughter of a survivor.
Chrissy Carbone has always had moles on her skin. She never dreamed that the innocent-looking “beauty marks” could become life-threatening.
Since she had a melanoma removed more than a decade ago, Michelle Monaghan has been an advocate for skin cancer education, sun protection and speaking up to loved ones.
“I’m low-key terrified of the sun now.” In June 2022, 23-year-old Izzy Tomassi, a UK-based fashion blogger and digital content creator, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Here is her story.