I was first diagnosed in 1998. I had a small spot on my arm that was very itchy. My doctor said he didn't think it was anything but sent me to a dermatologist. The dermatologist also said it was nothing, but agreed to biopsy it. Melanoma stage 1a, Clarks Level III. I am a high-risk patient because of the many moles that I have.
Since then, I have had 8 more melanomas, 1 basal cell, and the start of a squamous cell. Luckily, all were stage 0, 1a, or 1b. I consider myself very lucky and am grateful to my doctors for finding them early. Stay safe and be proactive with your health.
What type of skin cancer were you diagnosed with? (Select all that apply)