Joel Parker Joel's Melanoma Journey

First post: Jun 11, 2018 Latest post: Jul 27, 2023
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

On Thursday, May 24th 2018 I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. A benign mole on my forehead, which I've had since birth, morphed into a cancerous tumor 3cm across, 1cm tall, and 8mm deep. This site will provide updates on my treatment as it proceeds and my life as it evolves. I'm fully devoted to aggressively defending my health from this dangerous and inconvenient cancer, and I'm confident that with your support I'll be free to continue on the path laid for me both stronger and wiser. 

As all who know me are aware, I would love to connect more personally if at all possible. Feel free to reach out to me via email at