As an African American I was very shocked to receive the diagnosis because there is little to no awareness on this aggressive cancer for those of darker complexion. My first diagnosis was Dec 2012 of vaginal melanoma Stage III. I completed 4 months of chemo and was on a mission to bring awareness about this aggressive and rare cancer, so I shared my story everywhere. I was booked to sing "gospel ". To my surprise, on Nov. 29 2015 the cancer returned and is now metastatic melanoma in the lung. I am currently taking Keytruda and awaiting "Cryoablation procedure " where they freeze the tumor off. Unfortunately, I had fluid on the lung when they first attempted. Nov. 25th 2015 had CT scan done and it showed no fluid, but tumor is growing as well as the lympnodes. I am now waiting for biopsy appointment for the lymph nodes and the Cryoablation. I have a wonderful team of doctors at Houston MD Anderson and my faith keeps me fighting. I want to "change the face of melanoma". Bring more diverse awareness!