Melanoma Awareness

In October of 2011, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and had a large part of my left calf removed.  The surgery and removal of lymph nodes has left me with an irreversible secondary illness and a severely compromised immune system.  My life will never be the same.  Please educate yourself on this horrible disease.  Unlike other cancers, in most cases, this cancer shows right where we can see it -- on our skin.  But if not caught early, this extremely aggressive cancer can quickly spread to the brain, lungs, or liver.  While overexposure to UV rays (whether direct sunlight or tanning beds) is the leading cause of melanoma, it is not the only cause.  The video and links below provide some easy ways to understand prevention, symptoms, and treatment.  If you don't find what you need below, then please contact me via this web site and I will do my best to help you find an answer.

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