Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, the cells that carry pigment.
But are there different types? How is it usually treated? And are there any new therapies available?
We checked in with melanoma specialist Isabella Glitza Oliva, M.D., Ph.D., for answers to these questions and more. Here’s what she had to say.
What are the different types of melanoma?
The vast majority of cases occur...
I was a real sun-worshipper growing up, so I spent a lot of time at the beach. Galveston Island is only an hour away from my hometown of Houston. And I was in a surfing club as a teenager that went all up and down the Texas coast. Back then, sunscreen wasn’t really a thing. So, I got a lot of bad sunburns.
That didn’t become an issue until my early 40s. I developed a little itchy spot on the crown of my head. The dermatologist...