This film emphasizes the seriousness of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, here in the sunshine state.
Stan Kozma's award-winning documentary on the real toll of skin cancer, More Than Skin Deep, airs this Saturday at 8pm. It's an engaging film with an important message.
Kozma profiles several young women who battled the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, in their 20s and 30s and survived. An African-American woman who went to a string of doctors before finally convincing one that a lump on her bikini line was nothing to ignore shows that melanoma isn't a disease of just the fair-skinned. Keep the tissue box handy for a young mother's story of surviving a virulent melanoma diagnosed during her pregnancy.
The film is brutally frank, showing unforgettable pictures of what skin cancer can look like after its often painless arrival, sometimes in places that get no direct sun exposure.