Husband's Good Deed May Save His Life
He shaves head to support wife, discovers cancer of his own
By John Johnson, Newser Staff | Suggested by The_Old_Wolf
Posted Oct 17, 2012 4:30 PM CDT
Updated Oct 20, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A thoughtful gesture pays off in a big way: When a Georgia woman was diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband shaved his head to support her through chemotherapy. And that was how Bud Stringer discovered he had stage 3 melanoma on the top of his head, reports, picking up on accounts in the local Moultrie Observer and WFLX. Bud, 48, and his wife, Dolly, 47, are now undergoing treatment, but each has a good prognosis.

"If it wasn't for his wife, and his shaving his head, he would have gone on for many months— completely unaware of this," says Bud's doctor.

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Oct 18, 2012 8:52 AM CDT
Wow. All the comments are zingers. Thanks guys. You left me nothing. Now I'm bitter...
Oct 18, 2012 7:21 AM CDT
I need to stop shaving my head just in case it is what is keeping my wife alive.
Oct 17, 2012 10:33 PM CDT
You need to flip that stock image so that we're looking at left hands,