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.

Just finished Yervoy for this cancer that knows and obeys no rules...
Stage 4 Melanoma
Stage IV 3 Year Survivor
Every single day is a Gift. Fight Strong-Live Long
Never give up, never give in.
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.
I have stage IIIb Melanoma.
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.