A 37-year-old Australian father warns others to undergo routine skin checks after losing a large piece of flesh on his back and neck with melanoma.
Ryan Glossop, from Perth, was diagnosed with melanoma in November 2018 after noticing an apparently harmless "sunspot" on the back of his neck. Four operations and almost a year later, he has only recently been given full clarity.
"Every time his marker came back [abnormal] and they were told that they [ed] had to be removed more, I felt sick," Fallon Glossop, Ryan's wife, told Fox News. "I really cannot explain this feeling, but it is something I would never want to experience again." FILL THAT ON A PALLET "
Each operation required the skin of the upper back and neck of the man to be removed more and more. In May, during his fourth and most recent operation, so many things were taken that Ryan needed a skin graft to cover the affected area. Surgeons used skin from the back of their feet to replace what they had taken.
Total area is about 3 inches wide and 15 inches long.
A skin condition called Nevus Spilus causes Ryan to develop melanoma, Fallon, 32, wrote in October. 3 a Facebook post detailing her husband's cancer journey. This article has more than 1,200 reactions and about 3,000 shares.
"All this experience is extremely challenging for all of us, but if something good comes of it, we now want to help raise awareness of skin cancer," she writes at the time.
Ryan's diagnosis shocked the young four-year-old family (the couple had two children together, an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl). But Fallon was determined and steadfast in supporting his partner throughout his cancer journey.
"I knew I had to be strong and I informed Ryan that I was doing well so I could help him through it. He has complained more than once and has been so bold all the time, "she said, noting that she admired Ryan's strength" so much. "
" We kept positive on our children and informed them that it was always good to ask questions, "she added.
Ryan told the Daily Mail that his diagnosis was "terrible," but he is relieved when doctors tell him he will probably be cancer-free after his fourth surgery.
After that, "I was more concerned with the fact that I would have quite significant features," he said. It will probably require reconstructive surgery, Fallon said.
In the US, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, which notes that over 1 million Americans live with melanoma.
Skin cells are damaged by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, which is present in both the sun and tanning beds.
"The majority of cases of melanoma are due to UV exposure," the academy states that the percentage of melanoma in men may be higher due to at least in part lower levels of sun protection .
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] The day after the viral publication in Fallon in Feylon, Ryan also joined the social media platform.
"I would not post anything about my experience over the last year, but I am convinced after a response from my wife's recent post that if I do not, I miss the opportunity to motivate at least one person to do a skin scan and potentially save a life , "He writes, noting that a friend named his first" Suspect Mall "and encouraged him to check it out.  “Fortunately for me, the rest is in the past and I am moving forward. But please feel free to share and please … check your skin! ", He added.