Chicago Tribune: Susan Steel Ishida, turned melanoma diagnosis into driving cause, dies at 57

By Elizabeth Owens-Schiele
Chicago Tribune
January 26, 2016

Susan Steel Ishida, diagnosed 11 years ago with stage 3 melanoma, pushed for restrictions on the use of tanning beds by minors and started a patient advocacy foundation called Skin of Steel that was dedicated to research and awareness of the disease.

“She was a brilliant woman, very ferocious, really discerning and passionate about making a difference for not only herself but everyone else who was touched by this illness,” said Dr. Martha Twaddle, Steel’s physician.

Ishida, 57, died Jan. 13 of complications from acute leukemia in JourneyCare hospice in Glenview. She was a resident of Glenview.

Read Susan’s full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website.

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