Pointers with Dr Portela: Hockey Fan Spots Melanoma

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc discusses the story of how a hockey fan spotted a cancerous mole on the on the Canucks, a National Hockey League (NHL) Team, equipment manager.

Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, talked about Nadia Popovici, a hockey fan, told Brain Hamilton, the Canucks equipment manager, about the specious mole on his neck. The mole ended up being type-2 malignant melanoma.

Watch the video to hear the details of this story and how better awareness of skin cancer warning signs can lead to life saving treatment.

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