my mom just called me and told me that she has skin cancer. She has to have a few operations to have it all removed and they will find out if it is melatonin, i think it is called on Tuesday. my dad died of lung cancer three years ago, so I am pretty worried. It feels like there is always someone I know being either diagnosed with cancer or dying of cancer. It's really starting to wear on me and making me really cynical and depressed, since there is always someone I am worrying about. I know this isn't about me, and I sound selfish but its starting to drive me crazy. I remember less than ten years ago I had not even known someone who had died before, and now there are about ten that I have known, many of them close to me. these thoughts have been in my head for a long time, but hearing my mom say the word "cancer" about herself just pushed me over the edge. I guess I am just venting, but if anyone has anything to contribute it would be much appreciated. I don't feel comfortable saying these things to friends or family.