Mike Schmidt's Cancer Battle Raises Awareness

March 19, 2014

Lynn Schuchter, MD, chief of Hematology/Oncology, spoke to 6abc for a story on Mike Schmidt, who announced over the weekend he was treated for stage III melanoma. Schuchter said having a notable athlete like Schmidt share his story about battling melanoma helps raise awareness. Melanoma starts in a mole and can then spread through the lymph nodes to other parts of the body. "It's always hard for people to imagine something so little on their skin can cause so much trouble," Schuchter told 6abc

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