Meghan Rothschild is a melanoma survivor, activist and the founder of the non-profit organization Surviving Skin. In this essay, originally published on Surviving Skin’s Facebook page, Meghan talks about having to undergo another biopsy after her dermatologist finds a potentially dangerous mole on her body. You can read more about Meghan’s story here.
As I’m laying up staring at the unflattering, nasty, neon “doctor’s office” lights today, awaiting my appointment with the derm, it dawned on me — I should write about these shitty experiences. I go out and speak every chance I get, so why not share the gory, messy stuff too?
Once you’ve had melanoma, for lack of a better way of putting it, you’re screwed. You’re more likely to get it again, you’re subjected to endless surgeries, mole removals, and your body basically becomes “Swiss cheese.” More