5 years ago I was at Memorial Sloan Kettering having a lung biopsy to see is cancer (melanoma) had spread to my lungs. I'd wake up several hours later (minus 2 small wedges of my left lung) to be told it was in fact cancer.
Statistics would say I'd have a 10% chance of still being here today. I was fortunate to get on a clinical trial of Merck's keytruda. I've gone almost 3 years with stable results. Nothing new or nothing growing!
Protect the skin you're in! Remember to see your dermatologist annually! Wear your sunscreen & stay out of tanning beds!