Stage 4 Melanoma; Summers Spent Tanning Nearly Cost Her Her Life; With Becca Pendarvis
As a teenager growing up in Kansas, Becca Pendarvis spent her summers doing everything she could to get as tan as possible. Now a mother of a sixteen year-old daughter, she has spent the last seven years dealing with Stage 4 Melanoma skin cancer.
During our conversation we discussed:
Why she loves living in New York City and how living there helped her cope with her cancer.
The common misconceptions about Skin Cancer.
How to use A-B-C-D-E to identify possible skin cancers.
The fact that she's now N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) after initially being told she had 9 - 18 months to live.
The impact her illness had on her daughter.
Camp Kesem - a nationwide community that supports the children of parents affected by cancer - and how it helped her daughter.