melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has seen a 200 percent increase in cases since 1973.
An upward trend is especially apparent in kidney, liver, and thyroid cancer and in melanoma and lymphoma.
But long before Amid died this past Tuesday—of melanoma at an extremely boyish 50—everyone already knew.
Beloved magazine designer Amid Capeci, who died of melanoma Tuesday, was only a boyish 50.
He has a bulbous-shaped face brought on by a combination of old age and his struggle with melanoma.
melanoma mel·a·no·ma (měl'ə-nō'mə)
n. pl. mel·a·no·mas or mel·a·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A dark-pigmented, malignant, frequently widely metastasizing tumor arising from a melanocyte and occurring most commonly in the skin. Also called malignant melanoma, melanoblastoma, melanocarcinoma, melanotic carcinoma.