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I noticed a strange mole/birthmark on my husbands back during the summer & mentioned that he needed to have it checked. Weeks later I called & made the appointment. He was scheduled to see the Dermatologist in about a month & a half. He said that he couldn’t even tell that it was there. It did turn a little red around it a week before his appointment. I was worried, but had no idea how scary this disease could be.
Doug has felt great. He is very active & works really hard! This has been a tough blow.
After his initial diagnosis I hit the health food store! He has changed his diet drastically & has added several supplements.
March 2011-Still juicing & eating more natural & organic foods. Taking supplements .
August 2011 Clear pet scan! So thankful!
April 2012 Still trying to eat healthier(more fruits & veggies, less processed) drinking alkaline water, & taking supplements.

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