- August 21, 2010 at 3:08 am
It is easy to be a number with melanoma; the challenge is to be an individual..
Because I was diagnosed 23 years ago with Stage III melanoma with an unknown primary and have been Stage IV since 1996 with now I think 8 recurrences, I just might be able to say to you that you ain't dead yet..
You are a young man, as was I when first diagnosed. I was at the top of my game knocking down pretty major bucks.
All that did change except I decided to be me and not a cancer number.
Yes, people do survive, but not all. What you have to decide is which one you might like to be and make a plan.
You might live and you might die, but YOU and not the numbers will have an impact.