If you have read my previous posts, you will learn that I am a recent survivor to Melanoma Skin Cancer. I had a freckle that appeared about 4 years ago and each year became darker until I finally decided to have it removed, along with the suggestion of my dermatologist. I am cancer free but need to continue to visit the doctor every month for at least the next 2 years. With a large scar across my forehead I have had many people ask, "What happened to your forehead?" They are not expecting to hear, "I had melanoma skin cancer..." So let my skin cancer be a lesson to all of you. Please check yourself monthly & see a dermatologist every year, as well as wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). Do not take this lightly as it is the #1 Cancer in the US.
I thought the Today Show ran a great piece on skin cancer this morning so I wanted to share: