This is a real life story about a woman who was diagnosed with the deadliest disease nowadays – cancer. The woman was shocked and devastated when she found out that she has cancer. So, she has turned to mass media and social media to increase and raise the awareness of cancer and to show others how important is to have their growths and marks on their bodies checked out as soon as possible.
Her name is Melanie Williams and she is 36 years old. Well, just few weeks before her cancer diagnosis, she noticed a strange dark spot appearing under her thumbnail. Melanie actually thought that it was just a fungal infection or a war. But, she was very wrong. The actual truth was much worse than that..
Melanie posted on her Facebook wall when she found that it wasn’t a wart, but a cancer. “Sadly not”, that’s what she said. Melanie is a mother of 3 kids and she was diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer that can be removed with surgical procedure.
Melanie said that she is so lucky and that the cancer hasn’t spread yet. The doctors will remove it next week, along with half of Melanie’s thumb. “Well, this may haven’t been the case if I didn’t went to a doctor and not got it checked out”, she said. Melanie also mentioned that her skin cancer appeared quickly, in just a matter of few weeks.
When she posted her photo on Facebook, she said that she don’t want people’s sympathies. “I want more awareness. So, please go and get any changed or growths on your skin checked out. And, please tell other people around you to get checked as well”, Melanie posted on her wall.
Well, it seems that Melanie has accomplished her mission. She shared her photo 3 weeks ago, and her post has been share on Facebook almost 120,000 times. So, what do you think about this type of skin cancer? Share your thoughts in the comment section bellow, and don’t forget to share with your friends and family.