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Positive Press

Some great stuff going on in the world right now. Have a good day everyone!

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http://goo.gl/IGKB1j
Tsunami Survivor Raudhatul Jannah Found Alive 10 Years Later

http://goo.gl/TP2Rhs
How She Did It: Launching a Charity that Gives Designer Clothing to Cancer Patients

http://goo.gl/OigSAa
Boy’s random act of kindness spreads through community

Get Your Moles Checked (National Skin Cancer Awareness Month)

In case you didn’t know, May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month (of course, I suppose we should be aware of it every month but you get the point.)

I went in to see a dermatologist Tuesday for what has become a nearly annual event for me – having moles removed.

They took two off of me this time. I’ll find out the results sometime next week. Hopefully it’s nothing, and even though I am not in any way a fan of having needles and knives around me, an hour of that and a few stitches aren’t that bad if it means getting rid of stuff that might not be good. I had a few ‘bad’ ones taken off a few years ago. Thankfully they weren’t melanoma, but I was told they could have become that if they hadn’t been removed.

So how do you know which moles are ‘good’ and which ones are ‘bad’? Well, here’s a great resource for what to look for and how to look: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/moles

Also, here are some general tips when it comes to skin cancer prevention:
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/prevention-guidelines

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t go in for appointments as much as I should. Heck, someone as pale as I am should probably be in there once a week 🙂 But I would just urge you today to check yourself for moles and if you notice a mole changing color, shape, or texture, it might be time to go see a doctor. It’s better to have it taken off and have it turn out to be nothing than to wait too long and deal with who knows what.

Thanks for reading this today. Have a great day everyone.

UPDATE: Mole results came back negative! I’m ‘healthy’ woo hoo!

Positive Press

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http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Ferguson-boys-efforts-to-raise-funds-for-mom-with-cancer-goes-viral-on-Facebook-221405481.html
Local boy’s efforts to help mom battling cancer goes viral on Facebook

http://positivenews.org.uk/2013/community/13645/family-focused-scheme-offers-route-prisoner-rehabilitation/
Family-focused scheme offers new route to prisoner rehabilitation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meryl-ain-edd/the-music-of-giving-back_b_3813701.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News
The Music of Giving Back

Pray for Connor

Connor

I came across the story of this little boy on another blog site. Wanted to share Connor’s story here.
http://classic.caringbridge.org/ga/connorpatrick/index.htm

If you have a moment, visit his CaringBridge site and you’ll see how this little boy is bravely fighting cancer.

If you have another moment, say a prayer for him. Every prayer helps. Hope you start feeling better soon, Connor.

Melanoma Monday

Yes, that’s right. Today is Melanoma Monday and that means it’s time for a reminder to check yourself for moles and schedule an appointment if you notice anything that doesn’t look right.

Dysplastic Nevi

I had moles that turned out to be dysplastic nevi removed a couple of years ago after going in for a checkup. Since then I’ve been back several times, and each time have had moles removed. Fortunately no more of the bad ones since then. Thank you God for that!

So how do you check yourself and what should you be looking for? Click here for tips on how to perform a self exam, and you can also download a body mole map to document the occasion.

Skin cancer is preventable. The first line of defense starts with you!