Skin Cancer in Children



About Skin Cancer

Melanoma in children is a cancer of the skin which begins with the cells that give pigment (color) to skin, hair, and eyes. Most melanomas occur in the skin, although they can also occur in the eye.

Although melanoma is not the most common skin cancer, it is the most serious one. About 60,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States and about 450 of these patients are under 20.

News About Skin Cancer

Cora Johnson, Dermafibrosarcoma Puterberan

Cora Johnson, Dermafibrosarcoma Puterberan

12 Years Old at Diagnosis In seventh grade, Cora found a lump in her breast. She and her mother Martha went to the doctor to see what was causing the lump. Cora’s doctors performed an ultrasound, but the results were inconclusive. After another ultrasound her... read more

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