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Stories from Melanoma Survivors

Stories from Melanoma Survivors

On Melanoma Monday, we reflect on the personal stories shared by melanoma survivors and are moved to help drive awareness throughout our community.

Video from the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

It’s a good idea to examine your skin head-to-toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions. Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be completely cured.  Remember to check for the ABCDEs of melanoma on any suspicious-looking moles or spots: Asymmetry, uneven Borders, inconsistent Color, a Diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser and Evolution or change in size, shape, color or elevation.

Melanoma Monday

Resources and more information available from:

Skin Cancer Foundation

Faces of Skin Cancer

Melanoma Research Foundation

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  1. Thomas

    May 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Make sure to check your friends and loved ones for any suspicious changes in appearance. 7 years ago, a friend spotted a change in a mole on my back that turned out to be melanoma. I would have never seen it myself. It quite possibly saved my life since it was already Stage 2.

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