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.

A decision to have a strange-looking mole biopsied probably saved my life. Read more about the twists and turns in my melanoma journey, which continues today.
Stage I Melanoma Survivor
Stage IV Melanoma
20 months on Tafinlar/ Mekinist combo and still alive. I have stage IV Metastatic Melanoma - Brain, lungs , muscles, lymph nodes, and adrenal gland..
Live to Fight Another Day
Diagnosed at 37 weeks pregnant
39 year old single Dad of four awesome kiddos.
At 39 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with melanoma. Read my story to see how I coped with being a first time mom while also battling Stage III skin cancer.
"I share my story in the hope that my story does not become another person’s nightmare."
Went in for a routine check up and now I must deal with melanoma.