melanoma is still the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 25-30

Melanoma is still the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 25-30

As we mentioned last week, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Although almost entirely preventable with good sun safety habits, melanoma is still the leading cause of cancer death in women aged 25-30.

Read on for the personal and inspirational story of a melanoma survivor, who also happens to be the wife of the U.S. Surgeon General.

‘I’m The Surgeon General’s Wife-And I’ve Had Skin Cancer Twice’

As a mom of a newborn and two very active toddler boys, cancer was the absolute last thing on my mind when I went in for my postpartum checkup that day in 2009. In fact, it was so far out of the realm of possibility that, even though I had noticed the new dark mole on my thigh, I almost forgot to mention it to my ob-gyn.