Sun & Skin News

Getting Pregnant After a Melanoma Diagnosis: What You Need to Know

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women in their 20s and 30s, when many women are thinking about starting or expanding their families. A history of melanoma doesn’t automatically mean pregnancy is off the table, but there are factors to consider.

Coping with Advanced Melanoma During Pregnancy

Kelly was 26 weeks pregnant when she started to experience seizures along the left side of her body. After meeting with several doctors, she learned her symptoms started from a skin cancer. “I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in my armpit that had spread to my brain and was a serious threat to me and my unborn child,” says Kelly.

The Clock Starts … Now!

One of the top search phrases on SkinCancer.org is, “Can I leave my skin cancer alone?” Two of our physician experts answer why, when you’ve been diagnosed with a skin cancer, time is of the essence.