His Own Words

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year. By now I think some of you may have heard the news.  Most likely from my very excited mom.  But, Santa was good to me this Christmas. I had my … read more

January 12th, 2010 in His Own Words

A Good Day

Friends and Family, Without a doubt, today is one of the best days of my life. This says a lot, considering that I have experienced the absolute worst days of my life this past year and a half. I met … read more

February 19th, 2010 in His Own Words

Update from MDA

Everyone, I wish I was writing with better news. If you have not heard already, this will be news to you.  Last week, I came back down to Houston for my nine week scans after starting the BRAF-GSK clinical trial … read more

May 2nd, 2010 in His Own Words

Causes of Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious and deadly type of skin cancer. Although melanomas make up the smallest percentage of all skin cancers, they cause the greatest number of deaths. That’s because they’re more likely to spread to different parts of … read more

May 6th, 2010 in His Own Words

MD Anderson

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, … read more

May 8th, 2010 in His Own Words

Tanning Bed? 75% Greater chance of melanoma

Memorial Day weekend is just upon us. Don’t have that nice sun kissed look yet? Should you get a jump start and head for the tanning beds? Cancer risk quadruples, so you may want to rethink that one. Beware! Think … read more

May 9th, 2010 in His Own Words

Bracelets

Understanding the Cause of Melanoma Become a founding member of Mela-KNOW-More and get your limited edition melanoma bracelet.

May 9th, 2010 in His Own Words

What is Mela-KNOW-More?

By Andy Caress I created the concept of MELA-KNOW-MORE about one year after I was diagnosed with melanoma at age 23. It quickly advanced to stage IV and my battle continues today. My mission is to alert the world of … read more

May 14th, 2010 in His Own Words

Mela-KNOW-More

Hey All, First off, thank you to everyone for your prayers and support.  They are keeping me strong and positive and I really appreciate every message and prayer that I receive. As an update, I finished whole brain radiation in Houston … read more

May 19th, 2010 in His Own Words

Andy Caress is Now a Melanoma Angel

Melanoma Warrior Andy Caress is Now a Melanoma Angel Dear Family and Friends, Andy lost his battle with melanoma on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.  Andy’s mom and brother were with him when he passed from this life to the next. … read more

August 5th, 2010 in His Own Words