Melanoma Monday

Hi friends!

Today, is Melanoma Monday.  What the hec does that mean?! It means that its Melanoma Awareness day.  A very important day to spread awareness about skin cancer, a type of cancer that is close to my heart!  A year and a half ago, my sister was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma…went through a year of Interferon Treatment and is totally going STRONG. She is a TOTAL ROCKSTAR!!!!! She is one strong kickass lady…I tell ya what! 🙂

I have become very diligent with sun protection, getting my skin checked every 6 months, and spreading the word and hoping for a cure.  I hope you will join me in this fight for a cure!

Here are some quick facts on Melanoma/Skin Cancer:
(The American Academy of Dermatology is coordinating this national effort to raise awareness of skin cancer.)
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.
  • Current estimates are that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds.
For more information, check out these websites!
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma
http://www.melanoma.com/

Today, I want you to be aware. Pay attention to your skin.  Go to the dermatologist for skin checks.  Wear sunscreen, a hat, and protect your skin.  Spread the word. Hope for a cure. And please, for the love of god…DO NOT GO IN THE TANNING BEDS, it’s not worth it!!!!!

 

2 Comments

  1. I meant to comment on Monday because this is near and dear to my heart. Unfortunately I didn’t have time and forgot until now!

    My uncle died from Melanoma a few years ago. It was so sad to hear about, especially because it was a speck on his ear that he had removed. Unfortunately, it was too late. I have had over 20, almost 30, moles off of my body because about 95% are precancerous. It is extremely dangerous to be out in the sun, or EVER in a tanning bed. I wish I would’ve known about this day to blog about it, too. It is a very important cancer to me.

    1. I agree! We both know how dangerous it is! People just simply do not get it. You should do the Miles Against Melanoma 5k run/walk in Pittsburgh (I think i remember you being from Pittsburgh) on Saturday, June 15! It should be a great time, and a great way to show your support, I’ll be there!! : )

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