Friday, July 15, 2011

3 Great Things

I just wanted to share some hot new finds. 

#1 is a site I found via Facebook (believe it or not). I kinda went off on a tangent on there the other day.  I guess I don't know how to deal with it when I see a mole that looks suspicious to me or when my friends post (over and over) "OMG I got so sunburned today!" or "I love my new tanning bed place!" I mean, come on people.  All I'm asking is wear sunblock and stay away from tanning beds.  (I mean, any advice, btw?) Anywho, speaking of tangents..... lol....what I was saying was.... that I found this awesome site called Melanoma Girl. She's got a well-designed website and an uplifting, amazing attitude to boot.  Her t-shirt designs are pretty stellar too.  You should definitely check it out. Cuz it's "pretty cool!" (see video)

#2- I got an email from Brenda Becker for MelApp and she informed me that there's a new iPhone app called- appropriately enough called MelApp.  According to Brenda, 
"MelApp is an early detection mobile app that uses the iPhone’s camera coupled with image diagnostics to assess if users’ moles and freckles are low to high risk of melanoma. Highly sophisticated patent protected mathematical algorithms and image-based pattern recognition technology lets MelApp analyze a user’s uploaded image of their mole or freckle, using an image database licensed from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. Within seconds MelApp will provide a risk analysis of the uploaded picture being a melanoma."
Ok, not the best named idea out there, but I feel like this is pret legit.  And so high tech! It's a very sheek looking app, very functional, pretty intuitive design.  All in all, I give it a thumbs up.  Check it out at 
and .

#3- You have to know about!  Holy shit.  Truly great cancer design going on there.  Totally seriously!

Great to be back after a full month taking off!



Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Melanoma,
I am happy to see that are you doing so well and that you keep blogging. My stepmother is a fighter of skin cancer currently, I read your blog as inspiration for myself and my family. The "Dear 16 Year Old Me" video on the site moved me quite a bit, its good advice for anyone.
That said, since your blog is a great resource for someone going through cancer I wanted to reach out to you to see if you were interested in a new online social support network (that I am the community manager of!) called I Had Cancer. It is a new and free social support network focused on connecting people based on experiences with cancer so that they can easily communicate with one another and share information. I would love to tell you more if you are interested, so please let me know! Because I was so struck by your writing I would love to send you an early-access pass with extra invites for others you may know going through this journey.

Either way, thank you so much for your writing. Take care and best regards.
If anyone would like information on I Had Cancer please email me.

Bob B. said...

Welcome back! I missed you :-)

The Path Traveled said...

Love the app and have downloaded just now. Thank you for posting. I will take some pics tonight!


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