Pale is the new tan...an article my mom and I wrote in a Woman's magazine a few years back, when I was just Stage III, for melanoma awareness.
I was diagnosed in 2007, Stage III, had sentinal node (left groin) - positive but auxilliary nodes were negative. I underwent 9 months of Interferon and was NED (no evidence of disease) til my 5 year anniversary. Then it was discovered in my right lung in Dec of 2013. I had the entire lower lobe removed and 9 months later 3 brain mets were discovered. I have just undergone Gamma Knife surgery with some brain bleeding.
I remain positive and strong and will keep kicking this beast to the curb!