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January 30, 2017 | | 0 Comments

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 […]

September 02, 2016 | | 0 Comments

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 […]

Warrior or Weatherers? How Best to Deal with Melanoma Cancer

I’ve always been sensitive to the wording used casually to describe cancer patients. No matter the disease, it seems like others and the media put undue pressure on patients to […]

From Outside the Halls of ASCO

Richard Joseph, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine/oncology at Mayo Clinic. His Hematology/Oncology fellowship was completed at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a voting member of the NCCN […]