Survivor Stories

Pam Adams, Stage III

In 1968 I suffered severe sun poisoning. In 2009 I asked a dermatologist MD to assess an uneven ugly mole on my lower leg. She told me it was NO threat. In 2012 I asked a determined dermatologist to evaluate this same mole and was diagnosed with a 3.7 stage melanoma. My blood test confirmed cancer, so he prepared me for chemo and ongoing treatment. His surgical expertise and the grace of God eradicated that cancer. Since that time, I have had three early-stage melanomas, which due to intervention and removal have kept me safe thus far. My physicians and I are diligent in skin monitoring every four months. My story confirms that finding a good doctor and taking responsibility for your health care is paramount. Shelter yourself from the sun!