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Kate M's story

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At age 25 on vacation in Hawaii, I discovered a strange pink spot the size of a dime on my left thigh. 

I showed it to my dermatologist who tried freezing it several times over the next two years when, finally, at age 27, I decided that I wanted this strange spot that wasn't responding to treatment biopsied. It turned out to be amelanotic melanoma, a type of skin cancer in which the cells do not make melanin.

Finally, at age 27, I decided that I wanted this strange spot that wasn't responding to treatment biopsied.‚Äč

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