Surprise! I was shocked when I heard my Doctor at Mayo Clinic say "you have a melanoma"! I had no idea that I even had a spot in the middle of my back. The doctor said it had not invaded the whole dermis. So, I came home to Idaho and called the Huntsmann Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. Initially, I called a local dermatologist and the nurse said the PA would most likely remove the spot. No Way! I had a friend who's doctor scraped her father's mole from his neck and he was dead in 2 months.
The reason I am posting this is I feel it was a miracle that Steven Ressler M.D., payed attention to the small spot when he was listening to my heart. The spot was flat, the size of a pencil eraser, black and had irregular boarders.
Melanoma is at an all time high in women between the ages of 25 and 35 according to Huntsmann Cancer Institute.
FORGET THE SUNBOOTH TANS! AVOID THE SUN and BE VAIN and Check Out Your Body!
It is better to be safe than sorry!
Dr. Glen Bowen at the Huntsmann Institute is the BEST and I appreciate his kindness, sense of humor and his genius! Thank You Glen Beck for introducing Jon Huntsmann to the viewing audience. I am still amazed at how wonderfully I was treated.