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#EyeGetDilated: Be Smart. Beat It.

November 15, 2018

Guest blog post by Carol L. Shields, MD: Ocular melanoma is a serious disease. This malignancy can be life-threatening. It tends to occur in middle-aged, Caucasian people, particularly those with light colored irises such as blue or green. Don’t …



Days Like Today Are Why I Support the MRF

November 13, 2018

Guest blog post by MRF Board of Directors member, Doug Brodman: On November 13th, 2018, I celebrated 3 years since hearing the words I wasn’t quite sure I’d ever hear, “Doug, your scans show no evidence of disease.” Today, as I …



#EyeGetDilated: Every Day is a Gift

November 9, 2018

Guest blog post by OM survivor and advocate, Ashley McCrary: In July 2012, I was diagnosed with a ciliary body melanoma while living in Memphis, TN. My friend noticed a spot on my iris and pointed it out to me. I tried to make an appointment with an op …



#EyeGetDilated to Cancel Cancer

November 5, 2018

Guest blog post by CURE OM advocate, Carrie Rubin: “Cancer.” Cancer is a word that scares anyone that hears it – either because they have it or a loved one has it. I first heard the word back in 1991 when my mom, my best friend, was d …



Guest Blog: Nikki’s Concert for a Cure

October 10, 2018

Guest blog post by Chrissy Sorrells. In October of 2012, my little sister, Nikki, was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma and our lives were forever changed. This is her story: At the end of October 2012 – the week of October 21st to be e …