Father Ed Shares his Journey with Melanoma

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In my rural area of Southern Ontario, there is a scarcity of dermatologists / plastic surgeons, so when I became aware of a rapidly-growing, ugly-looking lesion on my left temple, I began searching for skin specialists over the internet—which is where I discovered you and your team.

Maria’s Story – Part 6

Heavenly Choir

Call it Karma. Call it Divine Intervention. Call it what you will, but on December 15th Maria’s luck kicked into hyperdrive.

Maria’s Story – Part 5

plan b

For months she let the system control her health, but now that she knew the stakes, she decided to take control of her health.

Maria’s Story – Part 3


A small sore appeared on the bump. It was dry and featured a crusty gap in the middle. Slowly, alarm bells began to ring.

Maria’s Story – Part 1


The origin story of any skin cancer diagnosis typically begins like this:

“Hmph. I wonder what that is?” and is usually followed by “Do you think I should get it checked out?”

Maria’s Story – Part 2

Collateral damage from the Coronavirus

The continued lockdown forced Maria’s May 11 annual check-up to be rescheduled to July 27, approximately four months after she first noticed the bump.