Dave Bradford – February 2015

I started with a black spot on my left shoulder that starting bleeding. On December 31 (new years eve) 2008 the dermatologist called to tell me it was melanoma.  Since that time, 2008 to 2013, I have had four surgeries and was told in June 2014 that I was stage 4.  At my next doctor’s […]

Louanne Mitchell – February 2015

In January 2013 I discovered a “bump” on my upper right thigh.  I asked my PC what she thought it was and she said it was a fat pocket and to leave it alone.  In April, I went to a dermatologist to have skin tags removed from my neck area and since you have to […]

Karen Jones – February 2015

For at least 2 yrs I had a raised, pink and white growth on my left elbow.  It would bleed a little and looked a lot like a wart.  In 2007 I was getting a physical and my doctor suggested I go to a dermatologist and get it checked.  I went a couple weeks later […]

Constance Emerson Crooker – February 2015

For complete story through 2012 see my book, Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping at www.melanomamama.com in which I describe how to snatch joy from a cross country, solo tent camping adventure even while the grim reaper vigorously pursues me. 1990 – A mole on back diagnosed as melanoma.  Wide excision with clean […]

Judy Womack

12/15/1946 – 04/06/2004 My mother was the MOST amazing women…. She had the mole on her leg checked for 5 years by her primary care physician.  The physician continuously told her that it was nothing.  One day my nephew scratched it with his tonka truck and it started bleeding.  She had the mole removed the […]

Lindsay Jones

09/15/1981 – 10/27/2011 Lindsay Jones September 15, 1981-October 27, 2011 My beautiful daughter, Lindsay Jones, passed from this life into the Lord’s arms, on October 27, 2011. Lindsay was 5 months pregnant with her daughter when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma. She chose to continue the pregnancy and not seek treatment until after […]