On the show we talked about Erica having melanoma removed from her stomach. She was shocked how much was removed and took a picture. It's graphic so BEWARE! Don't look if you are easily grossed out. She thought it would be just a small scrap...similar to a biopsy. Well instead it was more like 7 inches across and half inch deep. Luckily it was screened early and removed by an awesome Dr. at Duke. Screening is so important!!!!!
(Erica's picture is at bottom....if you dare)
WHICH BTW - EVENT COMING UP FOR YOU GUYS TO BE APART OF:
On May 18 we are going to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest skin cancer screening in history: http://polkadotmama.org/gbwr/ !! With the help of over 30 dermatologists we hope to screen over 1,000 patients for skin cancer and melanoma. This event is going to take place at Duke Southpoint.
Support the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation break the Guinness Book of World Record for the Largest Skin Cancer Screening
May 18, 2019
6301 Herndon Rd, Durham, NC 27713
Duke Health Center at Southpoint
HOW CAN YOU HELP
Challenge people to sign up for or go over to have their skin checked: https://pickatime.com/polkadotmama . Not only will you help us break the record, you will be promoting necessary skin checks. Early detection saves lives!
We anticipate a great deal of both local and national press coverage. NC has the fifth highest incidence of melanoma in the country--the deadliest form of skin cancer. 1 in 5 people will be diagnosed with some of skin cancer in their lifetime. We truly appreciate your support and see this as a great opportunity to help us make a big difference in our local community.