We first found out Charles had cancer at the end of November 2011 when the results of a biopsy, from a mole under his arm, came back as cancerous. Shortly afterwards we found out that it had spread far beyond that mole and was considered Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma; one of the fastest growing and hardest cancers to beat at this point. However if caught, early success rates are high.
Charles had been to see a doctor several times in the months prior and, without a trained eye, the doctor repeatedly told Charles that it was fine and there was nothing to worry about. It is hard to say what might have been if we had caught the disease earlier but with something like this, time is of the essence. Which is where the Foundation aims comes in. We hope to have those who come to us accurately diagnosed and treated quickly.
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