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  • Writer's pictureHannah Telluselle

Understanding Malignt Melanoma

Most of us have learned that too much exposure in the sun, can lead to skin cancer. While this might be true, I see it a little bit differently. First of all, I usually never burn, since I'm a brunette and my Dad has olive skin. And second, I get too hot laying in the sun for several hours, so I mostly stop myself after two, or just go right before sunset. That's how I did it in Hawaii, and in Portugal. I got a wonderful suntan and no freckles. Yet, after being locked up in Sweden for more than two years without any sun-tanning, I got Malignt Melanoma.

What if it's like this: Our body produces more pigmentation when we live for longer periods in sunnier climates. This pigmentation creates our suntan. However, the pigmentation build-up, has no release, no suntan to create, if we stop living in the sun, thus creates malignt birthmarks instead. It's said for example, that D-vitamin is helpful against skincancer - is this not what we get from being in the sun?

I wish our healthcare system would be more about the solutions and theories, than prizes and prestige, with lots of money and power to those scientists that make themselves a name, rather than focus on what makes people well, instead of what makes people ill.

Grateful to once again live close to a beach, this time to Lake Mälaren in Stockholm, Sweden.

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