Friday, May 9, 2008

Cancer Free

That's me!

I got my biopsy results for my scary mole from my dermatologist today. Everything is fine. I feel so relieved.

It could so easily have been skin cancer, even melanoma. I'm lucky that it wasn't. Maybe I won't always be so lucky. If you look at the "Inspiring Places" on my sidebar, you will see that a great many of them belong to people who were not so lucky.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the time to educate yourself about taking care of your skin, limiting your exposure to the sun, wearing sunscreen, and giving yourself monthly mole checks. Lydia has been writing different blog posts related to skin cancer prevention this month, so check it out.

Lastly, watch this:

Yes, I know I'm preaching. But somehow melanoma has become my pet cause, and so many people choose to remain ignorant about the devastation it can wreak upon the human body. I consider it my duty to tell anyone who will listen about melanoma and other types of skin cancer.

Thanks for listening.


Amy said...

Glad everything came out well!

A Walk In My Shoes said...

I'm so relieved for you. Welcome to the Pastey Club. I'm the president, I wear SPF 55 everyday. Skin cancer is really scary.

inflammatory writ said...


That's awesome. We are both very lucky gals. I have been super anal about sunscreen (I am anyway), and am getting the rest of the mole excised at the end of the month.

Just a question - why the interest in melanoma? Did you know someone who had it? I'm just curious...since I get fixated on illnesses for no good reason. :)

Mz Brandy said...

HURRAY! I hope you find a way to celebrate. :)

I'm w/you on the keeping aware. Oscar (my dog) had a bump on his ear. :( I took him to the vet & they prescribed meds. If the meds don't work (within 2 weeks) I have to take him back for a biopsy. double :(

Again, glad to hear the scare was just that. :)

WeezerMonkey said...

So happy to hear this! :)

Valley Girl said...

That's wonderful new, honey! I'm glad you're ok.

Erika said...

Glad everything went well.....:D

Lydia said...

Glad your mole was nothing. I'm going next week to have a couple looked at. Yikes!

Also, thanks for mentioning me on your site! I am giving away a Sun Safety Kit from Sephora over at:

All hail the fair skin girls! :)

Nanette said...

Phew! I'm glad you're ok!

Crazy Daisy said...

happy to hear all is well!

A Real Librarian said...

Wonderful news!!!! I am so glad to hear this!!!

amber said...

i'm glad it was okay! my mom had melanoma years ago, thankfully caught it before it got too bad, but it was still scary. the more people know to be on the lookout for skin cancer, the better.