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

(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 KSL.com, 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.

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"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. (Read more cancer stories.)

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