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Old 01-12-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Sad day...

My cousin, aged 60, died last night after a courageous battle with skin cancer. It was Christmas last year (2012) that we learned he had stage 3 skin cancer. He underwent treatment but, alas, he developed a brain tumor which was removed in November. He spent the last 5 weeks in hospice.

Growing up, we lived outdoors in the summer--on the Lake or golf course. We never used sunscreen. I have lost one family member and 3 friends to skin cancer. Two were young--in their early thirties. The other two were 57 and 60. I imagine there will be more in the "pre-sun exposure" group who will face this battle as well.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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I'm sorry for your loss. Back then, we never thought about sunscreen. They say that most skin cancer today is from a sunburn you had as a child. May he rest in peace, and may you find comfort in your memories of him.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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So sorry, CWS! My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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Oh, CWS, so sorry for your loss, deepest condolences for you and your family.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #5
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I'm so sorry for your loss CWS. I don't think that there are any folks left that this disease has not touched in some way. I lost another friend just before Christmas (that was three friends in 2013) these were relatively young folks too. A co worker (59) just underwent a Mastectomy and is soon to find out if there will be radiation and chemo treatments or just radiation. It seems to be everywhere :( I know you are an incredibly strong person, but some times we just don't feel like being strong, so don't be if you feel like letting the sorrow out, you should. Again I am sorry for your loss and am sending hugs your way ((((((CWS))))) thinking of you.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:19 PM   #6
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I'm so sorry, CWS. It's a terrible disease. My condolences to you and your family.
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So sorry for your loss CWS.
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I wish I knew something to say to make things better. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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