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BY Jessi Hooks

I was diagnosed with melanoma in October 2014, at the age of 26.

It all started with a bump on my scalp, which nobody could really see because my hair is normally so thick. Sometimes, the bump would catch on a hairbrush, or my headset would rub it uncomfortably at work. I didn’t know exactly what it was, but when I touched that spot, it just felt like a scab.

It never crossed my mind that it might be cancer.

One day...

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