Results tagged with 'melanoma'
Published July 21, 2012
Times have changed. Gone are the days, in large part, when folks slathered themselves in oil and set up shop on the beach for a few hours. We've still got a long way to go, but as a society, we've begun to recognize the dangers of overexposure to the sun's UV rays, which can cause skin cancer. But, most of us remember the more carefree days when we'd come indoors to find our skin the color of a lobster's.
Published July 19, 2012
Although skin cancer often claims lives, for some, it is a treatable illness. Two local men were diagnosed with skin cancer, but went on to live happy, fulfilling lives. In both cases, the cancer was caught early, which - as we have all heard - seems to be a key factor in surviving the disease.
Published July 18, 2012
Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North has lived with melanoma his entire life, from his father's struggles with the disease to his own battle. Now, at the age of 62, he's a skin cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness.
Published July 17, 2012
At 19, Oshkosh native Maggie Hill entered the Miss America organization to compete and earn scholarship money for college. At 21, she would receive the diagnosis that would change her life. Now 23, Hill can count herself among the lucky individuals who have fought melanoma and won.
Published July 16, 2012
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and most skin cancers are the result of too much ultraviolet radiation, typically from the sun. That means that the most common cancer is also possibly the most preventable.
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Sunday July 29th, 2012 – Oak Creek, WI Some days life gets put into frightening perspective. This is one of those days. I volunteered to act as host and emcee of a benefit fundraiser for the family of a woman named Crystal Masionis, a friend of my friend Shelley’s who ...
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