Shannon, what a heartfelt story. I can only imagine how scared i would have been at six years old to find out that i had skin cancer. Skin cancer can be very serious and scary. My mom used to bake her skin when she was younger. She always applied baby oil and tanning oil and it finally got the best of her. She went for a check up and had several raised areas of skin, so she had to go to the dermatologist. Come to find out she had three spots of skin cancers, and one was on her neck. Her scar is very noticeable and she hates it so much. She always threatens us if we dont use sunscreen, which is understandable. Im glad everything turned out ok for you! You are very courageous and obviously a strong fighter. I dont know how you could have stood the stitches and needles used for scraping. My oldest sister had a mole removed from her back and I wanted to see how they did it, so i watched them scrape it out and it looked horrifying! Scars from those types of surgieries seem to stick around for awhile. Thank you for sharing your story, you never know if someone else could be in the same boat as you.