This time last year I had my eye stitched closed for two weeks. I was a pirate for Halloween... I had a really authentic eye patch:) This year I can see my two kiddos crystal clear. I hope to keep both eyes on them the rest of my days🖤🎃 ~ J #cancermom#opdivo#melanoma
Today I got reports confirming three separate melanoma diagnoses. 😱😱😱 This graphic from @aadskin1 reviews the ABCDEs of melanoma monitoring. This is so important!!! Please make sure to take a few minutes once a month to check yourself over. You can get skin cancer ANYWHERE you have skin. It does NOT have to be on a sun exposed area. Get a full skin check with a board certified dermatologist. Help your partner or friend or family member check their back, scalp and feet regularly. Swipe right to see a couple examples of early stage melanomas from my clinic. Melanoma is easily treatable if detected early, as these were.
Hi! Can I preach at you for a hot sec? Summer is officially over and it’s time to get your skin checked by a dermatologist. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined! That’s a lot of skin cancer, y’all. But it’s so treatable, especially when caught early. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 years ago, a little freckle showed up under my eye. I have freckles everywhere so I didn’t think much of it. In the last year it had grown exponentially and got very dark. I had around 3 skin checks in the last 6 years (that is NOT enough by the way) and was told each time to have my eye freckle biopsied. I never did. I was young, and skin cancer is for old people right? Ugh, so wrong. On August 27th I finally had my very big and very dark eye freckle biopsied. A week and a half later I was told it was melanoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The next month consisted of numerous doctor’s appointments. Dermatologists, oncologists, and an oculoplastic surgeon. I was consistently told the same thing: it was early, it most likely hadn’t spread, and I would need to remove it immediately. All good things to hear, but still incredibly scary. “You have cancer” are words you never think you’ll hear, especially at 27 years old. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On October 1st, I had my first Mohs surgery. They didn’t know how much skin they’d have to remove, and thankfully, one round did the trick, and my surface skin was cancer free. On October 8th, I had my oculoplastic surgery. The cancer was deep enough that I needed an eye doctor to remove the rest of it to keep my eye safe. I also had melanoma on my lower eyelid, and needed that to be removed as well. At the end of the day, I had 95% of my lower eyelid removed, and about 1 1/2 cm of skin removed beneath my eye. The doctor gave me a skin graft, and rebuilt my eyelid (ask me for specific details - medicine is INSANELY cool). **CONTINUED IN COMMENTS 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻**
My beautiful friend and fellow melanoma warrior @dontmswithmorgs grew her wings this morning 🖤
It's the same awful cancer that brought us together that has taken you at just 25 years old! While I only had the pleasure of getting to know you this year I feel like I got to see so much of your beautiful heart, your fun loving attitude, your sassy comments, your go getter side and the woman who wanted to make this world a better place 😘
In Morgan's legacy I want to mention something massively important as we head in to the sunny months. Melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15-39, and it kills more young Australians than any other single cancer 👎 So please for yourself more than anyone else go and get a skin check, wear sunscreen, cover up, seek shade because it could save your life which is the most valuable thing you have 💜
This weekend I will be holding Morgans memory close as I walk 21km with the melanoma busters at @petermaccancercentre Unite to Fight Cancer fundraiser. All the money raised goes into helping this amazing hospital do much needed research for melanoma and other cancers. This is where I was treated and Morgan was treated at one of their sister hospitals 💜 Any donations would be greatly appreciated ☺️ Link in bio!
#iamgratefulfor the special memories that I will hold close and drive me to keep raising awareness and funds around this aggressive cancer that touches too many lives #melanoma
Happy Monday 💓 Here is a scary statistic: the overall lifetime risk of all melanoma (including stage 0 melanoma or melanoma in situ) is 1/24 😳. The overall lifetime risk of invasive melanoma is 1/47 😳. On the American Cancer Society website it is listed broken down by ethnicity and noted that “in white patients: 1/38, in Hispanic patients: 1/172 and in African American patients: 1/1000”. Ok so this is a lot of numbers/statistics and depending on where you read they may be off a few in either direction- but the bottom line is that MELANOMA IS COMMON. 😬 I think about these numbers all day long. I see around 25-30 patients on any given day and I am constantly thinking- that means roughly 1 of the patients I see each day is going to develop a melanoma during their lifetime— which is why it is so important to educate people on what to look for. Any spot that is changing, looks different from the others, stands out to you or catches your attention- get it checked! Remember melanoma can be anywhere (even where the sun doesn’t shine 😉) and it can be smooth and flat. Pay attention to your skin! 😘
Ring the bell three times yell its toll to clearly to clearly say, My treatments done this course is run and I am on my way! 🎉 Daddy finished his treatments today and we could not be happier to still have him with us!! 🙏🏼 @rachelwilton7
Friends!! I am so excited to share with you that prints and other products will be available through my new Society 6 page!! (Link below). Society 6 makes art accessible in a variety of prints and products- and as a sporadic and inspired person it is a great resource to freelance and create and share what I do with you.
I am happy to say that in honor of sharing things that inspire and things that matter, any proceeds from my Society 6 page this month will go to help my friend Chelsea who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer and to help cover the cost of the surgery to prevent the spread of the cancer.
As an artist and someone who wants to make a difference with both my art and with my life, I recognize that to help others you have to be able to help yourself, and a community of people who care and help each other will undoubtably change the world. Chelsea is a strong, kind, and beautiful woman, inside and out, and as a friend I am happy to do what I can to help her in her fight so that the world may continue to shine as bright as it does with her in it.
All proceeds from now until October 31st will go to help the cost of Chelsea's surgery. If you are interested in helping but don't want art, feel free to donate at her Gofundme page directly (link below). Thank you friends, for your support now or in the past, to myself and other growing artists and people alike. Love and Light.
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Retomando los datos estadísticos, aquí les dejo un gráfico donde se indica y aprecia claramente la cantidad de personas fallecidas desde el año 2000 hasta fines de agosto de este año. La causa de muerte fue cáncer de piel Melanoma.
Como saben, esta información se extrajo desde la proporcionada por el SRCeI, a través de la ley de Transparencia.
#cancerdepiel , #cancer , #melanoma , #antroposofica .
In his off hours, Dr. Michael Smylie — a medical oncologist and clinical research veteran at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton — gravitates to activities that will push his physical boundaries, such as long cycling trips or scaling Mount Kilimanjaro (currently the number one item on his bucket list).
Back at the office, he is pushing boundaries related to cancer treatment — and with significant success. Smylie specializes in late-stage melanoma, which has the nasty distinction of being the deadliest of skin cancers, but is finally meeting its match with the introduction of immunotherapies. For the first time, due to promising clinical trial results and research initiatives, he can now offer patients hope for their future.
“Treatment for melanoma has experienced a revolution,” says Smylie, who took his medical training, residency and fellowship at the universities of Leicester, Saskatchewan and Ottawa, respectively. “Now, there is a relatively good chance we can cure this cancer.”
For more than five decades, treatment for late-stage melanoma involved chemotherapy, the hormone drug tamoxifen and/or interleukin-2/interferon. Cocktails had such devastating side effects that they were nicknamed “toxic placebos.”
“Rarely would you get a patient who did well,” says Smylie, who is 62 years old and a father of five. “It was depressing.” Indeed, median life expectancy for stage 4 melanoma was seven months, and only one patient in 20 lived longer than five years.
Then, in 2007, Smylie attended a National Cancer Institute meeting in the United States where stakeholders — including pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and melanoma experts — gathered together and committed collectively to finding more effective drug therapies for melanoma. This critical event prompted the exploration and development of immunotherapies (also known as biological therapies), which are treatments designed specifically to help the immune system attack cancer cells.
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Grateful to be a part of the @reelrecovery Bridgeport, CA retreat. Crystal clear Eastern Sierra creeks cleanse the soul and provide a respite from life with cancer. A wonderful program for a man in any stage of cancer. Special thanks to @reelrecovery, @hunewill.ranch, @templeforkoutfitters and the countless volunteers. Thanks to @nv5gen, Todd, Grahame, Billy, George, Jim, Tom for getting me into some fish. It takes a village for me to catch something. Had I not been listening to the DrakeCast with @cobaltjackson and @hankpatterson I would have never known such a great program exists, thank you both. Be well, fish on.
Imagina a profundidade deste tumor. Caso triste. Precisamos treinar os profissionais de saúde em geral para que nenhum paciente atinga esse estágio. Lembrando que primeiro fds de dezembro teremos a campanha do CANCER DE PELE da SBD. Dermatologia do Hospital Heliópolis estará presente. #melanoma
I have spent my entire life in AZ🌞and have had LOTS of sunburns. Today I had to have a visit with the derm to excise some melanoma that was found on my shoulder during my annual skin check. I like to think I notice different things on my skin but I would not have thought this was melanoma! Im so glad they found it early! Wear sunscreen and see your derm annually!! Swipe➡️ to see before.
La diagnosi precoce ha un ruolo fondamentale nella prevenzione del melanoma e dei Nei melanocitici benigni. Per tale motivo è importante sottoporsi ad un accurato esame dermatoscopio della cute. In ogni individuo, infatti, si osserva un numero variabile di Nei melanocitici benigni, prevalentemente acquisiti, di pochi millimetri di diametro, colore omogeneo, forma e contorni regolari. Accanto a questi possono essere presenti anche lesioni pigmentate atipiche per dimensioni, forma, contorni e distribuzione del colore.
Il melanoma può insorgere non solo su nei preesistenti ma anche sulla cute indenne, è intuitiva l’importanza della prevenzione e dalla diagnosi precoce.
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Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your skin. When diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar levels are too high. Learn more at the @aadmember website
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Granuloma (gran-you-low-ma) annulare (ann-you-lar-ē) is a skin condition that usually causes a rash. It isn’t a type of cancer. It isn’t contagious. Learn more about granuloma on the @aad website here 👉🏻https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rashes/granuloma-annularez. Photo credit @aad
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Clear skin is not just a vanity thing. Your skin can be an indicator of other health problems. One of those problems is heart disease. Learn about 12 signs that appear on your skin. Learn what they are here on the @aadmember website >>https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/other-conditions/heart-disease-warning-signs
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What are you looking forward to seeing in LA, ISOO? We are less than 6 months from our 2019 meeting!#Repost @losangeles with @get_repost
Traffic, palm trees, and sunsets 🌴
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Muito feliz com mais essa novidade!!! Tive a satisfação de participar com 3 capítulos dessa obra e convido os amigos e colegas a prestigiarem o lançamento.
No Cilad 2018, São Paulo. 15 de Novembro. Para os inscritos no congresso.
Na Academia Nacional de Medicina, Rio de Janeiro. 22 de Novembro. Aberto ao público.