My father has skin cancer, so I know how hard it is to deal with.
I had a friend that had a mole on her leg and I told her to get it checked and she said it was fine she had had it since she was a child but she knocked it and went to the docters she got results a grade 5 and the cancer had gone to her liver and she had passed away within 3 months leaving a husband and four children, don't ever think it cant happen to you.
I grew up on the coast and I am fair skinned. In addition to checking my body for skin cancer, I also have a full body exam by my dermatologist once a year. I am 72 years old and so far I have not had any signs of skin cancer. My husband has had several removed, however, they were not melanoma. I think it is very important that we pay attention to our skin because many of us were over exposed to sun as teenagers.
Two years ago, I had a bump removed from my arm. I thought it was some weird infection. I was stunned when I heard the Dr. say cancer. I thought he was reading somebody else's path report. I am very lucky that it was detected early. I didn't have to undergo chemo or radiation, but know I avoid the sun, use sunscreen that is at 75 and where a hat. I see my Drs on a regular basis now. If something isn't right about my body, I call my Drs. Thank you to Dr. Paul Kim, Dr. Nandy Reddy and Dr Patrick Feehan.
My Aunt died of Melanoma at the age of 30..Leaving her children behind. I have been dealing with Squamous Cell Carsanoma for about four years..It is really important to check your body..and stay out of the tanning beds.. and put sunscreen on! Having tumors removed from your face is not what anyone wants..It is not worth it!
Ah , Sandy, so sorry to hear this!
thanks sharon t took the pledge I have lost some of my family member's to cancer.
watch out also for any flakiness of the skin and the sense that you're developing a cold sore that never actually erupts. You could have a squamous cell carcinoma. Not as dangerous as melanoma but if left untreated, the cancer cells can get into the blood stream and become a threat.
My 31 year old son was recently diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. 2 operations later and next a 1 year treatment of interferon with possible severe side effects. Started on his foot of all places. This disease can be deadly. STOP getting tans all summer, your life might depend on it.
I have had three melanomas on the sole of my left foot. First was in 1994 when I was 36, the second in 1998 and a third in 2005. I had all removed with radical surgery and lymph node removal. So far all good. Never lose hope, never give up.....and remember to say thank you for every day you are blessed with. I wish your son all the very best with his treatment and I hope my story inspires shows him that life does go on.
Please look up skin cancer and glutathione....try google or Pubmed....you will realize the answer to our health is inflamation. Glutathione is the Master of the cell and works on the inflamation of the cell. GSH is a blood booster and raises immunity but you must get into the cell with the precusors. There is a company that has the SCIENCE to back this incredible discovery. Max International. Please research glutathione it is SCIENCE that has been around for 125 years. Now 2 Incredible...
Please look up skin cancer and glutathione....try google or Pubmed....you will realize the answer to our health is inflamation. Glutathione is the Master of the cell and works on the inflamation of the cell. GSH is a blood booster and raises immunity but you must get into the cell with the precusors. There is a company that has the SCIENCE to back this incredible discovery. Max International. Please research glutathione it is SCIENCE that has been around for 125 years. Now 2 Incredible Scientists have found a way to make the body reproduce and recycle IT"S OWN GLUTATHIONE....
Mr. Carter, my prayers are with you and your son and your entire family. I have been a 'survivor' of family members with cancer, my husband, 2 of my uncles, my grandmother. My husband was diagnosed with a stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma, which is actually the #1 '''type''' of skin cancer. They didn't tell us (although I knew) that he only had a 5% chance of surviving for 2 years. However, it has been 14 years, so love, strength of will and prayer ALL HELP!!
It's very difficult for...
It's very difficult for people when someone they love dearly is affected by cancer or other illnesses, and often we are overlooked as to how WE are doing, so I wish you all the strength and health you will need to also get through this time. I think I almost collapsed for the 2 years I took care of my ailing husband.
I had just made a post wherein I stated that many people get melanoma on their feet and bottom of their feet, and tend to overlook it, when I saw your post! It is actually one of the most common spots for Melanoma, because we wear flipflops and sandals !
KEEP SPREADING THAT MESSAGE Mr. Carter, you very well could save lives!!
Much love and wishes.
Prevention and early dectection is vital -thank you for sharing your story.
Here's some info on melanoma and what it looks like: