I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in 1989. I was admitted into the Melanoma clinic at the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years. I still get checked on a regular basis. I hear so many stories on this quick attacking cancer. I feel that if people were more educated on this skin cancer people would be aware of their exposure to the sun. This type of cancer has a lot of heredity. I am blessed with six kids and I am so glad that I have this education at my expense so my kids have knowledge of this disease. My exposure to the sun came early when I was a lifeguard for twenty years on the beaches of South Jersey. Thank God that I was lucky enough catch this early. To each any everyone who reads this please be careful in the sun and check always for signs of Skin Cancer.