The pain Sara Langill felt in her right hip didn’t concern her much, until she felt a lump as she massaged tendons near her hip flexors following a soccer game.
“I felt this thing that felt like a rubbery grape,” recalls Langill, 33. Thinking it might be a hernia, she went to the doctor.
Within days, Langill was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma — an advanced stage of the most serious form of skin cancer.
A “typical Southern California” kid born and raised in San Diego, Langill spent hours and hours soaking up sunshine engaged in outdoor pursuits. “I’ve had more sunburns than I can count. I used to come into