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An Austin mom diagnosed with two types of melanoma skin cancer shared photos documenting her life after diagnosis on Facebook.

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These Before and After Photos Show What a Year With Skin Cancer Looks Like.

Bethany Greenway spent the past year in treatment for skin cancer.

She chronicled her journey on Facebook in a photo album called “Melanoma Photo Diary.“

In 2014, Greenway first saw what she thought was a liver spot on her head.

The constant aching led her to get it looked at, but she was told it was benign.

Two years later, in 2016, she received the devastating news.

“The doctor asked if I was sitting down because we needed to have a serious conversation.”

She had two different types of skin cancer.

The mole on her forehead was desmoplastic melanoma, and the bigger spot on her forehead was melanoma.

She decided to chronicle her journey, from diagnosis through current treatment, on Facebook.

Greenway hopes that sharing her photo diary will inspire others to do the same,

But also keep them educated about the dangers of skin cancer.

Her words of wisdom:

“Listen to and take care of your body, and pay attention to the changes it makes.”

Originally published: August 16, 2017
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