These are the surgery wounds and drainage tubes from surgery for my
malignant melanoma and removal of sentinel lymph nodes for cancer
testing. Wear sunscreen and ask your dermatologist about any
suspicious moles...immediately. Don't wait!
Update: I'm now taking Interferon therapy with PEG-Intron and getting CTs & MRIs.
My Melanoma photo set.
This photo was used by Pacific Yachting Magazine in their excellent article on skin cancers titled "The Sinister Side of the Sun."
A little more info (added July 2009):
I've been cancer free now for over 2 years. Still have PET scans and checkups with an oncologist and a dermatologist.
For those wondering what size mole (with Melanoma) would result in such a big surgical scar, my mole was only 8mm across. A large area around the mole has to be removed (once it has been diagnosed as melanoma) to be certain all tissue that it may have spread to is removed.