Scott Matheny

About Scott Matheny

Scott Matheny- Scott Matheny is a contributor and moderator for SkinCancer.net. He was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in 1988 and has been an advocate for healthy living practices ever since. Having grown up in the sun of Southern California, he understands the challenges people face in dealing with their diagnoses and desires to help others limit their risk factors and enjoy healthy, happy lives.

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By Scott Matheny - November 17, 2017
Sunscreen, yuck!! Very few things make my skin crawl like it, literally. I do not like it at all. Don’t get me wrong, it is better than it used to be. It... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - November 2, 2017
Mole checks, do it. Every melanoma survivor is supposed to get moles checked. We go to the dermatologist and they check them out for us. But, what about those times when we... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - October 19, 2017
I recently read a post where some members of our community felt the sting of having others minimize their skin cancer experience because they did not go through chemotherapy. Some related that... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - August 30, 2017
I had my first surgical procedure in 1988, which left a large, unclosed wound on my forearm. Since that time, I had another biopsy ON THE SCAR and numerous other biopsies and... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - August 4, 2017
Well known sun protection tips Most information about UV protection is widely disseminated and includes the following (skincancer.org): Wearing sunglasses year-round can block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light. Wearing... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - July 19, 2017
It was about 2:30 in the afternoon. There were palm trees and tropical birds. The two-hour ride from San Jose was scenic, if not spectacular. Our missions team had just spent seven... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - June 23, 2017
“You have black death.” With those words, I began my dance with skin cancer. It was the summer of 1988 and I was sitting in the Jacuzzi at a pool party in... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - June 14, 2017
“That’s me?!”, I exclaimed. I remember the first time that I realized that my hair was thinning up top. I had just gotten home after a road trip with the New York... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - May 22, 2017
After my diagnosis and surgery, I got a lot of questions. Most, if not, all went like this. “What happened to your arm?” followed by “Oh, that’s too bad, can you look... READ MORE

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By Scott Matheny - April 21, 2017
On April 18, 2017, the NBC Nightly News ran a story regarding the use of sunscreen by students in school. News reporter Kristen Dahlgren highlighted a family in which two young girls... READ MORE