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  1. Raised in the country, I spent a LOT of time outside; all without the benefit of sunscreen. Later, I walked daily in the suburbs, thinking it was healthy. It was, to a point. But I did contract uveal melanoma and needed to have my eye removed. There is one thing I didn’t consider: my DNA. I’m a female and the stats for acquiring uveal melanoma are rare; six out of one million discover it yearly. Of those six, four are usually male. But here’s the thing…I’m of strong Irish descent, with light eyes and fair skin. The Irish have the highest incidence of uveal melanoma in the world.  Who knew? 

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