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Letter to the Editor: Protect the skin that you are in


Last updated 5/30/2019 at 11:02am

May is Skin Cancer Month, and may my story inspire you to health.

I lost a friend to undiagnosed skin cancer and that event saved me. I started going to the dermatologist and in May 1990 I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma that needed immediate care. I had surgery in June that found that the skin cancer had grown down to my heart.

Unable to know if all the cancer was removed, I took an early retirement. 27 years later I am still around thanks to my early detection.

There are things you should know about skin cancer:

-Skin cancer is on the rise for many reasons, but is largely preventa...

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