BY Bradley Evans, Psy.D.

My melanoma diagnosis started out like many others: a suspicious mole followed by a dermatology appointment — and then, bad news. That was in early 2017.

In my case, the mole was on top of my head. And though it darkened and bled occasionally, I still didn’t give it much thought, because I never imagined it might be cancer. I didn’t see a doctor until several months after it first appeared, and even then, only because my wife urged...

Stage IV melanoma survivor Bradley Evans, Psy.D., smiles as he sits in his hospital bed