Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. If ignored or left untreated, melanoma can spread from the skin to other parts of the body, including organs. Dr. Curcio, spokesperson for the Skin Cancer Foundation, was recently interviewed by CURE® on the topic of Melanoma education.
“The head and neck have more blood vessels and lymph nodes than other parts of the body and melanomas can spread, so it may be more easy to spread when it begins on the head, neck or scalp than other areas,” explained Dr. Natalie Curcio, a top dermatologist practicing in Nashville. “Often the most common sites on the head and neck are in the scalp and neck, and so melanomas may have a delay in diagnosis because they may be hidden by hair.”
An insightful read from CURE® on why melanoma education is the key to saving lives. Click here to read the full article.