My dad's cancer is called squa.. er, squa something. But the important part is that it IS a type of skin cancer, and as far as cancer goes, it's not too serious. They cut out the tumors and he's going to be going through radiation and all that, but they say that SHOULD kill all of it. The radiation (and possibly kimo) is just to be safe. For now he's his usual self, plus some gnarly gashes in his neck.
For those of you who did acknowledge this in some sense or fashion, I really appreciate it. It means a lot to me.