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Melanoma Placed Athlete in Run of His Life
When Eric Overton was in treatment for an exceedingly rare type of melanoma, he envisioned he was running a marathon.

Blood tests were mile markers, and major events, like CT scans, were bagpipers who might greet him on the route. “Breaking down something large and scary into something I’d seen before made the process a lot more manageable mentally,” he says. “And much as with running a marathon, a lot of the process of getting through chemo is being able to play the mental game.”

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