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.

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
Stage IV, how could this be!!!
I hope I can be a part of a new generation of cancer patients who can look at the disease as a chronic illness to be watched and controlled, not as a death sentence.
CANCER PICKED THE WRONG GIRL!
A melanoma diagnosis in 2004 inspired me to help others...
Surviving melanoma twice, eighteen years apart.
I had another cancer survivor tell me that I was lucky I just had skin cancer. It was at that point that I realized people knew very little about the deadliest form of skin cancer.
I'm 38 with stage 3 melanoma. I'm a stewardess and a Mom..my fight begins tomorrow with immunotherapy. I'm a survivor..
I have been dealing with stage III melanoma for the last 10 years. My latest incidence was another positive node 6 months ago..... and so the fight goes on.

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