ScottM

ScottM
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. Read more.

Mole Checks

Mole Checks

Mole checks, do it. Every melanoma survivor is supposed to get moles checked. We go to the dermatologist
UV Protection Tips

UV Protection Tips

Well known sun protection tips Most information about UV protection is widely disseminated and includes the following (skincancer.org): Wearing
Playa Jaco

Playa Jaco

It was about 2:30 in the afternoon. There were palm trees and tropical birds. The two-hour ride from San Jose
The Dance

The Dance

“You have black death.” With those words, I began my dance with skin cancer. It was the summer of 1988

The Stigma

“That’s me?!”, I exclaimed. I remember the first time that I realized that my hair was thinning up top. I