Patient Stories

A melanoma diagnosis can fill you with uncertainty. Sharing experiences and reading the stories of others who have been through similar situations can be comforting and reassuring.

Read through the stories below, or submit your story.

*NOTE: Please visit our online patient forum to immediately connect with other melanoma patients who can help answer your questions and provide you with support.

Caribbean Girl, former tennis player, melanoma at 22
I was diagnosed with Stage IIIa melanoma in January 2013. After two surgeries I was cancer free for over a year, but in August 2014, it returned.
Diagnosed November 2014 malignant melanoma Stage IIIa.
Stage IIIB
Diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2013...tumor died. Now treating melanoma of liver as of Nov 2014.
28 and Feeling Great
Diagnosed with melonoma 10 years ago, and now 2 weeks ago two more melonomas
To hear I had melanoma Stage IIIa felt like I just heard I had lung cancer while I never smoked.... I always had been so careful in the sun!!!
Stage IV at age 47, but staying strong and positive!
My 29th birthday present....a melanoma diagnosis