MPIP: Melanoma Patients Information Page

The MPIP is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma hosted through the Melanoma Research Foundation. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. Once you have been touched by melanoma—either as a patient or as a family member or friend of a patient—you become part of a community. It is not a community anyone joins willingly. But if you must be part of this group, you will find no better place to find the tools you need in your journey with this cancer, and the friends who can make that journey more bearable.

The information on the bulletin board is open and accessible to everyone. To add a new topic or to post a reply, you must be a registered user. Please note that you will be able to post both topics and replies anonymously even though you are logged in. All posts must abide by MRF posting policies.

Help!!! Do I Have Melanoma?

Hi everyone, 


First, I would like to say that I have an appointment set with my GP this week. However, the more I read, the more I eat (aka anxiety).

Like two months ago a dark, relatively large, mark appeared on my elbow. It was inflamed and I wonder how and why would I get it. I quickly googled it and thought about Diabetes II but it doesnt look like any other patches on the internet. Plus my blood sugar (I've been doing Keto) seem stable two hours after a meal.

brain metastases

Can someone tell me the early symptoms if stage 4 melanoma has spread to the brain?

Thank you,

Jim's wife

Oncular Melanoma spreads to liver


I am looking for information about such cases when an Oncular Melanoma spreads ot the liver. Currently we are teating with immunotherapy, I am looking to hear about other treatment, maybe experimental treatments if there are any.

Also if anyone knows of relevant studies of such cases and treatment methodoligy.