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BY Haley Kurisky

Three years ago, at age 17, I was diagnosed with melanoma. As I learned, cancer is tough, especially for teens, who often think they are immune to it.

For teens, a cancer diagnosis isn’t expected at all. Most teens think that they aren’t susceptible to any type of cancer. As parents and adults, the best thing we can do is educate young people about the dangers of cancer, and how every little thing -- sunburns, not using sunscreen...

Cancerwise blog post: Teen cancer survivor Haley Kurisky

BY Haley Kurisky

At 17 years old, I was diagnosed with melanoma. I was about to start my senior year of high school. Instead of going to the first football...