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Posted by Angell on September 20, 2000 at 12:37:41:

I'm very intent on starting an online skin cancer awareness campaign. I recently visited a cancer clinic and my moles examined for the first time IN MY 24 years of LIFE! No one had ever told me that I should have my moles examined...no doctor ever bothered to tell me that since I'm fair skinned with light eyes and light hair AND since I have moles all over my body that I am at greater risk for skin cancer. I grew up thinking that it was something only caucasian people were at risk for. Being African-American, I never thought it was something I had to worry about. Well, during my visit to the clinic, the doctor found an unusual looking mole on my back. It's not very big, but it's a shade lighter than the rest of my moles and the borders look a little weird. It's not bleeding or blistering and it's not getting any bigger, but it still scares me. I'm going to get a biopsy on Friday and I pray that everything is okay.
This has sent me on a crusade to tell as many people, of all races, about skin cancer. I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through right now or what many of the people on this board are going through, especially if it's something that can be prevented.
If you're interested in helping me create a campaign to spread skin cancer awareness on the net then please contact me ASAP at OnlyAngell@hotmail.com
Thanks and God Bless....
-Angell H.

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