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.

A family that doesn't give up...but takes our loss as our inspiration!
I thought I was being proactive about my family history when I talked to dermatologists about my concerns...
When I was diagnosed with Stage 2a melanoma at age 40, I was not sure what it meant for me. I quickly found out. I wish I never thought a tan was more important than my life.
Diagnosed at 16 years old with Malignant Melanoma, Stage IIC, Courtney continues to have hope, faith, and a determination to beat this...
I am winning my fight with PLX4032! A strong spirit and positive attitude will take you a long way. BELIEVE! This can be beat.
Beating Melanoma!
I have since learned that being beautiful is NOT about being tan.
I turned 50 Aug 2010 and requested a colonoscopy. I was scheduled for the test 2/7/2011. The ulcerated 6.75mm lesion was found during the exam and then removed 3/25/2011 - Diagnosis Anal Melanoma
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.