FEATURE ARTICLESFrom Sun Addicted to Sun Savvy: Melanoma From a Patient’s PerspectiveRiccardi Morris, DawnAuthor Information Dawn Riccardi Morris, CPA, MA, HC, Long Island, NY. The author declares no conflicts of interest. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Dawn Riccardi Morris, CPA, MA, HC. http://transformedbyfood.com/contact/ Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association: March/April 2014 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p 74-76 doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000035 Buy Metrics Abstract ABSTRACT Diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 19 years, I’ve learned the importance of finding healthcare professionals who make you feel at ease and who take time out to answer your many questions. I now see a diagnosis as a wake-up call to action, as diet and lifestyle factors play an important role in the prevention and development of disease. This is my story, which I am sharing to allow others, including nurses and nurse practitioners, to see this diagnosis and its management from the perspective of a patient. Copyright © 2014 by the Dermatology Nurses' Association.