Another Christmas Giveaway down! Congratulations to Cathy Smith for winning the Sunbella parasol – I know that is going to be the perfect addition to playground supervision!
Just a reminder about how it works - It is quite simple. In the lead up to Christmas I will be posting a giveaway on Dear Melanoma’s social media, Facebook and Instagram (dear_melanoma), every few days. Each giveaway will be open for 24hrs (short and snappy) and all you have to do is answer the simple question (mentioned in each post) on either Facebook or Instagram and you will have the chance to win one of my favourite things! Read More
Since writing this blog, I have had many people contact me sharing their story and asking advice. The majority of the people that write to me are Stage 1 melanoma patients, so I have decided to write this post for them. For those of you that don't have Stage 1 melanoma, I hope you still find it useful... and a little entertaining!
Here is my advice for you!
1. Three monthly skin checks
Annual skin checks are recommended for the general population, but once you have been diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma this changes. You are strongly recommended to have 3 monthly skin checks for at least 2 years. It is only when you have not had a recurrence that your 3 monthly skin checks can return to 12 monthly.
Three monthly skin checks will aid in early detection and ensure you remain at Stage 1. Read More