Patient Stories

With a diagnosis of melanoma, the future can suddenly seem filled with uncertainty. Sharing experiences and reading the stories of others who have been through the same situation, can be comforting and reassuring.

Read through the stories below, or submit your story.

Dealing with Stage IV Melanoma
It didn't look different, just like a giant pimple. Then it started bleeding.
My husband won't tell his story, so I will. He is my hero!
I'm a 55 year old RN. Had a melanoma removed from my calf in 2009; it returned on the same leg in 2012, and persisted after 3 resections. Now it's Yervoy time, 2 doses so far, 3rd next week.
I have a strong family history of melanoma. Awareness made me feel safe. But there was a gap in my knowledge. Now stage 2A. How did I get here?? I thought I knew what to look for! Beware of nodular!!
Stage 3b - Primary Unknown
A stage 4 patient with lung mets in perfect health following NIH's TIL adoptive cell transfer treatment.
I was diagnosed with Conjunctival Melanoma, a rare ocular melanoma in 2003. There is a strong possibility that it is not sun related. I never was a sun worshipper. I'm determined to conquer the beast!
I was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma on June 2, 2010
Melanoma Girl - Proud to be Pale!

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