May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, is rare in children. Between 300 and 400 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Because it is so rare, many childhood melanomas are found in the later stages when treatment becomes more involved. Melanoma can look different in children. The “ABCDE’s” of melanoma still apply, but you also want to look for the following signs.
Melanoma may be rare but other pediatric skin manifestations are not! Dual physician couple pediatrician Dr. Amna Husain and dermatologist Dr. Zain Husain paired up this week to bring you some education on some classic pediatric rashes!