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‘It was as small as a dot’: 20-year-old finds deadly melanoma on sole of foot


As a young, healthy African American, University of Kentucky football player Joshua Paschal didn’t think he could get melanoma. The deadliest form of skin cancer is rare among African-Americans, so he wasn’t worried when a tiny dark spot appeared on the sole of his right foot early last year. Melanoma on the extremities — nails, hands and feet — is the rarest subtype of the skin cancer, but it's also more aggressive.