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Melanoma at 16 
My beautiful daughter, Courtney, is a sweet, fun-loving, intelligent, and very brave young lady. She makes me laugh and smile every day. She does …

Almost Missed it  Not rated yet
I had a mole on my left upper shoulder. I noticed it growing and getting dark. I was showing it to my husband and he suggested I get it looked at. …

Missing Friends Who Ignored the Signs of Malignant Melanoma Not rated yet
I had three good friends when I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York during the 1950s. Although we lived in a major metropolitan area that was not in …

Malignant Melanoma
From a Technician's Perspective
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In the three years I worked in a dermatology office, the worst of days were the days of performing Mohs testing as a technician. Whereas Mohs is normally …

My Experience with Skin Cancer Not rated yet
When I was stationed in Florida with the United States Air Force I began to feel sick and weak. I had a lot of pain all over my body and it seemed like …

Malignant Melanoma Changed My Life Not rated yet
My girlfriend was the most amazing woman I have ever had an honor to meet. She was a successful entrepreneur, who dedicates half of her time to charity …

Malignant Melanoma
The Diagnosis
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I spent years baking in the sun and under tanning beds. I started diving when I was 10 years old, and practiced for three hours a day in the hot, Illinois …

Angie's Malignant Melanoma  Not rated yet
Starting when we were in high school my friend Angie was a sun lover. She spent hours laying out in the sun during the summer months. Then she started …

Malignant Melanoma & Back Not rated yet
When I was growing up, I remember getting sunburns. But I also remember my mom being “crazy” about the sun and sunscreen. Her dad had skin cancer, …

Malignant Melanoma Five Year Survival Rate Not Good Not rated yet
It was about 28 years ago when I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma. I am a redhead with light skin which burns easily, and I also loved the outdoors …

Fighting Against Malignant Melanoma Not rated yet
As a teenager I always loved to go to the tanning salon. All of the popular girls in my school did it and I did too. I wanted to fit in and look just as …

My Strong Mom Fought Melanoma and Won Not rated yet
When I was a child, my mother was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma . It was frightening for me at the time, and now, looking back, I can see how frightening …

Melanoma in Situ Not rated yet
I was a sun goddess. From the time I was very young, I can remember laying a towel out on the black asphalt driveway in the summertime after spending …

Never Seen Moles Not rated yet
I noticed a couple of moles on my body were getting larger and darker one day, one on the side of my scalp and one in my arm pit. I decided to make …

Anatomy 101 - Best Class Ever Not rated yet
In the fall of 2001 I came in to a little unexpected money from my previous job. It wasn't a lot of money but I decided I wanted to do something worthwhile …

The Awful effects of Malignant Melanoma Not rated yet
Malignant Melanoma is one of the worst scenarios I had ever had to deal with in my days of nursing. I worked in a Cancer Center, often times with …

How I Beat Malignant Melanoma Not rated yet
It's Malignant Melanoma, your doctor tells you. And you shudder. The words send a chill down your spine. When my doctor told me, nearly a decade …

Hours in the Sun Not rated yet
My father is a fisherman. For hours a day in the summer time, he can be found outside, perched by the water with his fishing pole, just waiting to catch …

Easy to Learn, but Taught Hard Not rated yet
So me and my one of my greatest friends (I mean like from second grade to the present) decided that we were going to take a trip down to Panama City for …

Melanoma at 17 Not rated yet
Living on one of the Great Lakes, we spent our summers laying out at the beach. If we were not laying out at the beach, we were on our decks, or finding …

Anabelle Not rated yet
My eighteenth birthday is one that I will never forget, and not because of the presents or the excitement of finally becoming an adult. When I came …

Family History of Skin Cancer Not rated yet
My mother, grandmother, uncle and Dad have all had some form of Skin Cancer . Luckily for our family all were detected early enough to remove the cancer …

A Persistent Malignant Melanoma And A Persistent Person Not rated yet
I had a friend who had a sore on the upper part of his back and it turned out to be a Malignant Melanoma . After all the tests surgery was determined …

Malignant Melanoma: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Not rated yet
Malignant Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that usually starts with a mole but can also develop in normal looking skin. If Melanoma Skin Cancer …

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My Fair-Skinned Hero Not rated yet
My light-skinned, blue-eyed father grew up in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s in New Mexico and spent most of his life under the hot New Mexican sun. …

My Brother's Story Not rated yet
My brother died from a Malignant Melanoma in 2004. His started along the hairline behind one of his ears so it was difficult for him to spot. …

Malignant Melanoma Mechanism Not rated yet
This is the most lethal form of Skin Cancer although when diagnosed early the prognosis is good. It occurs when pigment producing cells called …

WWII Melanoma Not rated yet
My grandfather on my mother's side served in the Navy in WWII. He and his shipmates were stationed in Hawaii just outside of Pearl Harbor. Their …

Malignant Melanoma Not rated yet
I have a friend, who I will call Janie, who likes to go dirt biking in the desert with her family. She has been doing this for a number of years, …

Cumulative Damage Not rated yet
A lot is said about the effects of just a little damage to skin. More important, though is the cumulative damage someone might have collected over …

I Lost My Best Friend Not rated yet
My best friend, beautiful Kathy, was diagnosed with skin cancer . She had a mole on her stomach and had it removed. Months later another showed …

Malignant Melanoma Can Take Your Life  Not rated yet
I have a friend who had “a mole” on her leg which got bigger and bigger. It then began to bleed whenever anything came in contact with it. …

Shelly's Skin Cancer Story 2005 Not rated yet
In late 2005, I was at a doctor appointment with a new doctor. As she was doing my breast exam, she blurted out, " That mole looks cancerous! We …

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