09 Jun Jim Mast
03.2013 Jim Mast
On July 1, 2009, Jim Mast went for an annual checkup with his family doctor. His physician noticed change in a mole on his back and biopsied the mole. The results revealed melanoma classified as a “Severly Atypical Melanocytic Lesion” mid right back. He was immediately referred to a dermatologist.
On July 21, 2009, Jim had surgery to remove the mole and surrounding tissue until clean borders were present. He was fortunate the melanoma was found at an early stage and did not require any further treatment. Jim returns to the dermatologist for full body check-ups every 6 months until 2013 and yearly there after.