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Linebacker Josh Paschal returns to play in last football home game of the year after battling cancer

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Josh Paschal never knew if he would play football this season or ever again after being diagnosed with malignant melanoma nearly three months ago. He returned on Kentucky’s last home game of the year. 
One of Kentucky’s most promising defensive players, the sophomore linebacker spent most of his second season with the Wildcats developing a treatment plan, while...

With skin cancer on the rise, Surgeon General issues Call to Action to prevent deadly disease

Skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, is a major public health problem that requires immediate action, according to a new Call to Action released by the U.S. Surgeon General.   Even though most skin cancers can be prevented, rates of skin cancer, including melanoma, are increasing in the United States. Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are treated for skin cancer...

Foot Health: Skin cancer can attack the
feet and prove deadly; it killed Bob Marley

By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   What do Bob Marley and Feet have in common?   Did you know that Bob Marley was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on his big toe, but he declined treatment due to religious beliefs and ultimately died from the cancer spreading throughout his body.   Bob Marley in concert in Zurich in 1980 shortly before his death in May 1981 (Photo from Wikimedia...