Tag: Melanoma

Celebrities With Melanoma or Skin Cancer

Jimmy Carter. Now age 90, the lesson learned is if you are outside building houses, wear a hat and use sunscreen.
Last week it was announced that former President Jimmy Carter has Cancer. It turns out he has Melanoma. I haven’t written about Melanoma lately mostly because since my surgery, everything has gone well. My appointments with my Dermatologist have been uneventful. That’s a good thing. I’ve been keeping out of the sun, doing the body... Read more »

Have I Become A Keep Off My Lawn Guy?

Have I Become A Keep Off My Lawn Guy?
Every neighborhood has them. You all know who I’m talking about. The guy who is always yelling at the local kids to get off his grass. He doesn’t like dogs on the lawn either. Yeah, we all hate that guy! I remember my first one…Irwin Karabush (sorry if any Karabush heirs are reading this, but... Read more »

Too Bad We Didn't Know About Melanoma When We Were Sixteen

Too Bad We Didn't Know About Melanoma When We Were Sixteen
Sunday is the first day of Summer. We look forward to Summer. Warm weather. The beach. Baseball. Concerts. Outside Activities. THE SUN!!!!! My friend Janice posted this video about a week ago. It’s aimed towards teenagers but it’s great advice for everyone. In case you blew off the video, here’s some advice from someone who... Read more »
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Melanoma Awareness Month Ends Today

This is exactly what the Melanoma mole on my back looked like. I was lucky to find it early and get it taken care of quickly. Mine was less than Stage 1....but it's still Cancer.
Today is the last day for Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month 2015……phew! I feel like I’ve been beating you up with advice on how to avoid Melanoma but it really is important. There are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting it. Pretty simple stuff, too. I’ll show you what to do with... Read more »

Skin Cancer: Before and After

Skin Cancer: Before and After
You’ve probably seen this image in the last couple of days. It’s 27 year old Tawny Willoughby. The photo on the right is a selfie and that’s the damage to her face after treatments for skin cancer. She posted the picture on Facebook and it’s been shared more than 50,000 times. How did this happen... Read more »

Am I Really A Cancer Survivor?

Am I Really A Cancer Survivor?
If you’ve read my blog in the last couple of months you know I had surgery for Melanoma. The mole was found in February and removed in April. I’m still a little sore from the procedure but everything is fine. Since then there have been a few occasions where I’ve been referred to as a... Read more »
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A Minor Surgery Is When It Happens To Someone Else

A Minor Surgery Is When It Happens To Someone Else
A few years ago a friend called me to tell me he had a minor heart attack. I told him a minor heart attack is when it happens to someone else. That’s how I feel about surgeries. Nothing is minor! Do you remember last year when Joan Rivers went in for a minor procedure? I’m... Read more »

Is The Herpes Virus A Cure For Melanoma

Is The Herpes Virus A Cure For Melanoma
There’s exciting news from a Cancer research institute in Utah. They’re making important strides in curing Melanoma. The article that’s linked explains it better than I can but the gist of the story is that you can inject herpes virus directly into Cancer cells and kill them without attacking healthy cells. AMAZING STUFF!!! If you’ve... Read more »

The Thrills and Spills of Parkinson's Disease

There’s more to Parkinson’s Disease than just “shake, rattle and roll.” Fun Factoid #1: Parkinson’s patients have 25% higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s. In June, I wrote a guest blog for Alzheimer’s Awareness. Last week I was telling someone about it and couldn’t remember the disease. Honest. Can’t make this shit up!! Fun Factoid #2: Parkinson’s... Read more »
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