Sarah published her story to warn everyone to pay more attention on what is most important for them – their health!
In the middle of the summer, we all have one thing in mind: how to get the perfect tan. What if the perfect summer tan is taking a risk with your health, asks 23-year-old Sasha Farrell.
At the portal Elite daily, Sarah published her story to warn everyone and to make them pay more attention on what is most important – their health.
“In February this year I was diagnosed with 4 stage melanoma. I never even thought that I can face something like that at age 23″she writes.
“Yes, I was visiting tanning salons many times. One day I suffered a great burn. Then I was 20 years old. After that I stayed away from tanning beds, “she continues, adding that she considered herself quite cautious when it comes to sunbathing.
However, a single mole on her head changed everything.
“I’ve been putting off seeing a doctor because I was afraid of absence from work”, she says. She went to see the doctor because her friend made her do it and warned her not to delay any longer.
“I felt that something was going wrong with my body. Not many have that luxury until it’s too late, “she adds.
When she found out about melanoma she draw aside. She broke all ties with people. She did not want to complain about it.
“Physically I was feeling good, mentally – I was in a mess. I was afraid. I was not afraid from the needles and scalpels; I was scared about the results. Will I live long enough to have children? “, she continues.
The surgery, which was supposed to last for about three hours – lasted seven. They removed all 69 lymph nodes from the left side of her neck. In four of them the cancer was already developed.
Sarah hopes that her example will be a lesson for the people not to delay seeing the doctor if they think that something strange is happening with their body. “I feel very lucky, not just to be alive to share my story, but also to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of so many other people impacted by melanoma in our state.” says Sarah