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Mike Schmidt

Schmidt’s Scary Ordeal

We, at Melanoma International, are always disheartened to hear of another melanoma diagnosis. Mike Schmidt’s stage III melanoma has certainly changed his attitude about the sun (“it is evil”} and […]


Sharing Our Love on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our thoughts turn to love and romance. Yet when you first learned that you had melanoma, it’s likely that your first thoughts focused on survival. With […]


Don’t Be Afraid to Disagree with Your Doctor

I really thought I was an expert at navigating an illness, until my grandson was diagnosed with a rare disorder. As I hit the web for information, I found nothing […]


Melanoma Treatment: Finding Your Way

What happens when you blindly follow a GPS to navigate your path? You may get lost and miss the signs along the way! I recently found that my GPS was […]


Best Hospitals: Some Tips to Find One

U.S. News and World Report recently named the “best” hospitals in the U.S.   The marketing hype surrounding the list needs to be balanced with the reality of what good care […]


Melanoma: Not Always As It Seems

The public health message for melanoma is to look for a change in a mole, and some recite the ABCD’s of melanoma. But there are other types of melanoma that […]