You see, I've recently put together an ebook called "How I Survived Melanoma Skin Cancer - seven survivors tell their stories". In it, you'll discover 7 amazing people with one deadly thing in common ... they all had melanoma skin cancer.
But here's the good news. Every one of these 7 remarkable people beat the cancer. They're living proof that melanoma doesn't have to be a death sentence; that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
So if you're feeling afraid, uncertain, and worried about the future, then please relax. You're not alone. And help is at hand. Read on and discover how others have coped with their cancer and how they battled through and eventually WON.
But first, let me explain how this ebook came about ... let me take you back to when I first was diagnosed with skin cancer. It was a day that truly changed my life.
A Simple Visit To My Doctor That Shattered My World!
Recently I went to my General Practitioner for my regular check up. While I was there I mentioned to her that I had a mole on my forearm that had changed shape - it had started to elongate out one side. I supposed it was nothing, but I have an attitude of "better safe than sorry", so I showed it to her.
Her reaction surprised me. She immediately booked me in to have it removed, and when I asked her "why the rush?", she said "I don't like the look of it. I want to have it removed and checked out." I felt a cold "thud" in the pit of my stomach, and the back of my neck started to prickle. I started to fear the worst. I grew up in a small beach-side town, and every summer I would spend days at the beach. With no sun-screen, and a fair complexion, I would burn-and-peel, burn-and-peel. I suddenly felt that maybe things were catching up on me.
I was booked in for surgery to remove the mole in 3 days.
I went straight home and started surfing the internet for any information on melanoma. I found lots of clinical sites, which spoke about "sentinel lymph nodes" and "melanocytes". I felt like I was learning a whole new language. I became quite frustrated and confused with the huge volume of information that was there, especially when so much of it was written in medical jargon. I have a PhD in biochemistry, yet I still found the information confusing!
Then there were those websites selling all sorts of herbs and potions, and promising miraculous cures. The cynic in me said "I guess if people are desperate they'll try anything". I wondered if I would get to the stage of trying these alternative therapies, and if so, how I would choose between them.