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.

Ocular Melanoma is even less treatable than Cutaneous Melanoma. I have survived almost 9 years from a Stage 4 diagnosis, and a prognosis of 6 months. I have done this by managing my disease myself.
Stay informed, vigilant, and positive and do not let melanoma rule your life!
I’ve learned the most important thing in the world is to maintain hope.
Just finished Yervoy for this cancer that knows and obeys no rules...
Stage 4 Melanoma
Stage IV 3 Year Survivor
Never give up, never give in.
Every single day is a Gift. Fight Strong-Live Long
After surgery six years ago for a skin melanoma, I am back in treatment for stage IV. I am doing interleukin 2 and feel that i have a good chance to beat this thing.