Melanoma

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Remembering the carefree days in the sun ... and the aftermath

Published July 21, 2012

Times have changed. Gone are the days, in large part, when folks slathered themselves in oil and set up shop on the beach for a few hours. We've still got a long way to go, but as a society, we've begun to recognize the dangers of overexposure to the sun's UV rays, which can cause skin cancer. But, most of us remember the more carefree days when we'd come indoors to find our skin the color of a lobster's.

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Skin cancer survivors speak out

Published July 19, 2012

Although skin cancer often claims lives, for some, it is a treatable illness. Two local men were diagnosed with skin cancer, but went on to live happy, fulfilling lives. In both cases, the cancer was caught early, which - as we have all heard - seems to be a key factor in surviving the disease.

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Golfer Andy North has seen the progress in melanoma awareness

Published July 18, 2012

Two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North has lived with melanoma his entire life, from his father's struggles with the disease to his own battle. Now, at the age of 62, he's a skin cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness.

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Making the most of life after melanoma: Maggie Hill, Miss Southern Lakes

Published July 17, 2012

At 19, Oshkosh native Maggie Hill entered the Miss America organization to compete and earn scholarship money for college. At 21, she would receive the diagnosis that would change her life. Now 23, Hill can count herself among the lucky individuals who have fought melanoma and won.

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The most common cancer also among most preventable

Published July 16, 2012

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and most skin cancers are the result of too much ultraviolet radiation, typically from the sun. That means that the most common cancer is also possibly the most preventable.

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Help us honor the memory of Tim Cuprisin

Published July 16, 2012

On Nov. 23, melanoma claimed the life of our colleague, friend and mentor, Tim Cuprisin. But like Tim would've wanted, we picked up the pieces and started to move forward. We also began to consider a fitting tribute to a man who touched us all. Now, we've built a special tribute to Tim's memory, centered around an educational week of content in hopes that someday we can beat the disease that took his life. Here's how you can help.