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By Lacey Jones
From Las Vegas, NV
May 4, 2012

Does anyone know of any professional or well-known climbers or mountaineers who have battled with skin cancer in any form?


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By Scott Bennett
May 4, 2012
photo by Forest Woodward

That's a pretty personal question, I would imagine that most folks would be reticent to talk about a friend's health issues on a public forum.

That said, I did see a recent piece in either Climbing or R&I by/about Thomas Huber, and it mentioned his recent battle with some type of cancer, though I don't remember which.


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By Lacey Jones
From Las Vegas, NV
May 4, 2012

I am looking for pro's that have publicly announced it. Trying to organize a sun safety promotion to support the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Thanks for the tip!


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By DFrench
From The Shrew, MA
May 4, 2012
Vervet Monkeys know which site is best.

Paul Humphrey (aka Disaster Master) was a highly talented climber who posted at length about his battle with malignant melanoma on Supertopo.

Here is a link to get you started, very inspiring guy. RIP.

My Up and Down Life, Disaster Master

Also, here's another general thread: Malignant Melanoma Survivors Who Climb


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By Gunkiemike
May 4, 2012

I've had squamous and basal skin cancers, but I'm not famous or anything. And I know another guide here that had melanoma.


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