Melanoma: Why You Need to Schedule a Skin Cancer Screening Now by Margaret Steck

Melanoma: Why You Need to Schedule a Skin Cancer Screening Now

I had a scare one summer when my dermatologist diagnosed me with malignant melanoma on my shin. Not only did I need surgery to remove a large piece of skin on my leg, I also had three lymph nodes removed and tested to see if the melanoma had spread. Luckily, we caught it early. 

Having gone through this, I can't stress enough the importance of seeing a dermatologist once a year for a skin check. To me, it's as important as a yearly mammogram and could mean the difference between life and death. 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So scary! Thank you for this important reminder, Margaret Steck - I'm so glad you're OK! xoxo

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