"The Most Surprising Places Melanoma Can Hide" - Korin Miller
Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, can show up anywhere you have skin – even in places that the sun doesn’t reach. Melanomas are most commonly found on the chest and back in men and on the legs in women, according to the American Cancer Society, but they’re also likely to show up on the neck and face in both sexes. However, melanoma isn’t limited to those places. That’s why it’s so important to have every inch of your skin check by a dermatologist, said Gary Goldenberg, MD, assistant professor of dermatology and pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of the dermatology faculty practice at The Mount Sinai Hospital. If you come across a spot that meets any of these criteria, you need to see a dermatologist to have it evaluated, said Dr. Goldenberg.
- Gary Goldenberg, MD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Pathology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Dermatology Faculty Practice, The Mount Sinai Hospital