Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Melanoma Awareness at the TOP of My List Today!

Well, if you have checked out my blog lately, you most likely know that I had a melanoma removed. I received the pathology report with GREAT news, CLEAN margins!

I personally know 4 people that have had melanoma removed this year. I was visiting with my dentist today and I showed him where the doctor found the melanoma. He told me about our local junior high principal. He is 44 years old and had a mole on his forearm which proved to be melanoma. This was at the beginning of this year. In just 6 weeks I was told that he has only a couple more weeks left to live and that he has lost all of his body fat.

Melanoma is DEADLY! It was a miracle that my doctor noticed the little black spot on my back. My son had his moles mapped at Huntsman Cancer institute. Pictures were taken of the moles to use as a comparison in 6 months.

Melanoma is curable! You just need to become aware and educated about melanoma. I remember having a blistering sunburn when I was 14. Most of the melanoma is caused by sunburns when we were little kids. I remember using baby oil to tan.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my I remember that baby oil and if we only knew back then how bad that really was. This is a fantastic blog.