Surviving Melanoma

Stanford Medicine Magazine / Summer 2015 /

It starts as a tiny dark spot on your calf or the crook of your neck or your back. It’s probably blotchy, like a Rorschach test, and if a doctor notices it, she is likely to take a second look. “I’d like to examine this one more closely,” she might say about the mark on your skin that you’d perhaps never even noticed. And it’s often good news to hear a doctor say that, because if you catch this little mass of dark, feisty cells before they spread, the inkblot can’t seep into your body and stain your liver or bones or brain with cancer… Read more at Stanford Medicine Magazine.