Pediatric Melanoma is on the Rise

POSTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 AT 4:02 PM  by Dr. Jody Levine

Although still rare, pediatric melanoma is on the rise. Unlike adult melanoma, pediatric melanoma often appears as a blemish similar to a wart, pink or without pigment in areas that have not been exposed to the sun. Since pediatric melanoma is so rare and different than adult melanoma, it’s often diagnosed in late stages. Fortunately, with advances in treatment and a child’s strong immune system, advanced melanoma can be treated successfully.  What is behind the increase? Find out in the full article by the Houston Chronicle.

Read more about Pediatric Melanoma here: Skin Cancer NY

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about pediatric melanoma. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 


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