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Acral lentiginous melanoma

Bob Marley 1945.2.6-1981.5.11 Malignant melanoma. Bob had the same rare type I was diagnosed with in July of 2012. It is Acral Lentiginous Melanoma. It appeared to be a "blister' on the sole of my foot. Early detection saved my life!

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Bob Marley before his death at the age of 36. The cause of his death was malignant acral lentiginous melanoma, metastatic melanoma, which spread to his lungs and brain.

John Libbey Eurotext - European Journal of Dermatology - Amelanotic acral lentiginous melanoma mimicking diabetic ulcer: An entity difficult to diagnose and treat

Acral lentiginous melanoma: A brown, irregularly-shaped macular lesion of the unexposed skin that undergoes progression to nodular melanoma. It is found in patients older than 60 years, is more common in Africans and Asians, and occurs on areas of the body lacking hair, such as the soles, palms, fingers, subungual and periungual areas, and muscosal surfaces. #dermatology #beintheknow #skin *Information thanks to AAD

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