As we remember those who have fallen, we should also remember another casualty of war — skin cancer

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Warfare and cancer have both claimed millions of lives


Skin cancer does not discriminate. Knowing your risk may save your life.

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Learning how to use a sewing machine in a Mexico City parking lot 35 years ago taught me the skills needed to make PPE during the pandemic.” — James Goydos, M.D.

photo of colored threads in shape of heart by karly santiago. Photo on James Goydos MD article about sewing and PPE
photo of colored threads in shape of heart by karly santiago. Photo on James Goydos MD article about sewing and PPE
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Teaching our children is a great way to start.

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“They are unsung heroes who prefer to remain unsung as the satisfaction they obtain from their work is all they need.” — James Goydos, M.D.

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We may know that doctors are there to help us, but the perceived danger and subsequent anxiety may remain.

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And they did.

Photo by Photoholgic; photo of man holding crystal ball posted on James Goydos MD’s article re prediction of COVID-19 outcomes
Photo by Photoholgic; photo of man holding crystal ball posted on James Goydos MD’s article re prediction of COVID-19 outcomes
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Photo by Bruno Kelzer on Unsplash; photo of lamp with mask hanging from side to look like a tear drop. Photo on James Goydos article about training a cancer doctor who contracted COVID-19.
Photo by Bruno Kelzer on Unsplash; photo of lamp with mask hanging from side to look like a tear drop. Photo on James Goydos article about training a cancer doctor who contracted COVID-19.
Photo by Bruno Kelzer on Unsplash


Something you don’t have an aptitude for may turn out to be an important skill in your life.

Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash; picture of hand with plant growing out of hand. Photo on James Goydos article about nurturing skills
Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash; picture of hand with plant growing out of hand. Photo on James Goydos article about nurturing skills
Photo by Ravi Roshan on Unsplash


One night as a surgeon in a level-one trauma center changed my life and the lives of many.

Photo by Max Kleinen. Photo of man pointing gun at camera. Posted on James Goydos article ‘how trauma made be a better surgeon’.
Photo by Max Kleinen. Photo of man pointing gun at camera. Posted on James Goydos article ‘how trauma made be a better surgeon’.
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James Goydos, MD

Professor, Surgeon, Clinical Trial Lead. Transforming cancer treatment & helping patients see that melanoma isn’t a death sentence. https://jamesgoydos.com

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