Melanoma: A Golfer’s Family Journey, Part II

Being a professional golfer means I spend most of time in the sun, which has proven to be a very dangerous thing. I found out first hand just how dangerous when I decided to go to the doctor to have my moles checked out. Since melanoma is hereditary, I thought it was the best thing to do.  I wasn’t prepared for what I was about ready to be told. I too had melanoma. Thankfully mine was in the earliest of stages and could be removed surgically. I have had over 22 moles removed, some malignant and others all precancerous. I now take much safer precautions in the sun by using sunblock and wearing SPF and UV clothing through one of my sponsors, UVSkinz.  I am one of the fortunate ones as melanoma is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing cancers. [Read more...]