Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thank you for reading my Blog!
Each day that I cannot find time to find something else to add to my Blog about Melanoma, I feel such guilt! I see the number of people visiting my site daily and I appreciate each and every one of you for trying to learn what you can to help stop this very PREVENTABLE disease.
We all have our daily struggles, yet there are some arenas which we need to keep the "good fight" going. Melanoma is one of those arenas. There are many diseases which when they strike we have a limited amount of power over to help prevent or cure. Melanoma, which is the most aggressive and deadliest of all skin cancers, does not fall among that group. It is a very preventable disease. However it must be caught early enough, and if proper precautions are taken at appropriate times, it will never become a threat.
The proper use of protection against sun rays, and UV rays from tanning booths is KEY! Sun lotion MUST be used daily, and tanning beds ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND!
Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF factor of at least 15 daily, even in the winter. Check your moles for the A,B,C,D and E's. Buy a really "chic" wide brimmed hat and wear it proudly! Then as Mr. Spock, from the Star Trek series says; you will "Live long and prosper". This is my wish you, to be able to live long and fight Melanoma while you do so! :) Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Posted by Chris at 9/05/2007 10:24:00 PM