Stage III Melanoma: Unexpected Diagnosis - Evan's Story
How would you react to the news that the little mole on your back is an aggressive, and malignant, Stage 3 melanoma tumor? Meet Evan, who was told just that after a routine doctor's visit. This is the story of his battle with melanoma, & we will discover just how far he will go in order to survive.
"Stage III Melanoma: Unexpected Diagnosis-Evan's Story"
"My name is Evan, I'm 49 years old, and I have Stage 3 Cancer called Melanoma. I went to the doctor at one point for a cough or something of that case, and I remember her looking at my back and saying, hmm, you should probably get that checked out, and of course I didn't follow up, it was just a mole, and truth be told, I can't see it, it's on my back; it didn't hurt, but it started to form and get very hard. I had started to get very tired. I had bought a new home, and I figured it was from putting all that together, and working so hard, and I would have sweats at night, and my back hurt. Then when I went into Dr. Kelleher, and he took the biopsy, and found out it was malignant tumor, I was blown away.
Once of the first things that I asked when I had my surgery was, is this my fault, I waited 6 months to come and get this checked, did I participate in taking my daughter's daddy away, and he said no, this was such an aggressive tumor, that 6 months would have made no difference. Our minds just shift, when this type of thing happens, and I think people in my situation would understand, but we can get better or we can take a nosedive, and I refuse to die."