In this article we’ll share with you the heartbreaking story of one woman’s struggle with one of the most dangerous diseases of our time – cancer.
Just like everyone else, she never thought it could happen to her, which is why she was so shocked when the doctors diagnosed her with cancer.
She decided to speak up in public and share her story with the world in order to raise awareness about this horrific illness. She wanted to warn people that even the smallest change on your body can be a signal that something is wrong and we shouldn’t dismiss these changes easily, writing them off like something unimportant.
Just weeks before her cancer diagnosis, Melanie Williams, 36, first noticed a strange dark spot appearing under her thumbnail.
She thought it was only a fungal infection or a wart. But she was about to have her entire world rocked.
The truth was much worse.
“Sadly not,” – Williams posted on Facebook when she learned it wasn’t a wart but cancer.
Luckily, she decided to consult her doctor, and to her surprise, this little dark spot it was actually melanoma, a type of skin cancer which if caught early can be removed surgically.
She revealed that her skin cancer appeared unexpectedly and developed in just a few weeks. She shared her story along with a picture on Facebook, not to provoke sympathies, but to raise awareness about this life-threatening disease.
“I want more awareness. So, please go and get any changes or growths on your skin checked out. And, please tell other people around you to get checked as well”, Melanie posted on her wall.
Whatever her mission was, Melanie was successful in spreading the word around. It’s been three weeks since she shared her photo and it has more than 120 000 shares already. Share this post and warn the people around you, they might be at risk without even knowing it.