Changing the Melanoma Message

Changing The Melanoma Message After 15 years of dedication to our mission we are still vibrant.  It is you, our supporters, who have kept us thriving.  I was a melanoma […]

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Melanoma Patients: How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

When I was a child growing up in sunny Arizona, I had knee pain.  The doctor said I had rickets and needed a daily dose of cod liver oil.  So […]

Courage With Grace

Maybe this is an old topic, courage in the face of a diagnosis, but it is an important one to be discussed and given thought.  Take John McCain for example […]

Diagnosed with Melanoma: Should You Exercise?

I know when I have a cold or flu, exercise is not my priority, but I am one who believes in keeping moving even for a short time. The immune […]

Stage III Adjuvant Therapy: Difficult Decision Making

Guest Blogger: Jason Luke, MD, FACP (Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine) The number of available therapies for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma has dramatically […]

Working Together to Help Melanoma Patients Globally

The Melanoma International Foundation hit the road recently for two important melanoma meetings in Boston. The first was the 2016 Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy. The Melanoma Research Foundation […]

MIF: Your Concierge for the Melanoma Journey

Have you ever traveled to a large city or foreign country that you’ve never been to before? It can often feel overwhelming as sights, sounds and smells engulf your senses. […]

Do No Harm

Before becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. The initial statement of the oath is: “First, do no harm.” As a patient navigator, I also take this […]

Being Resilient

When someone is diagnosed or taking care of someone with a potentially deadly disease, such as melanoma, it may come with other things going wrong in life. Perhaps you are […]

Never Walk This Path Alone

Recently, I had the privilege of sharing dessert, in Philadelphia, with a caregiver named Stefan. As we were looking out at the historic buildings and talking about life in the […]