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 | | 2 Comments

Taking Care of the Caregiver

Calls and emails coming into the Melanoma International navigation services are often initiated by a caregiver. Their role has become increasingly important for comprehensive patient oncology care! Caregivers tend to […]

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Melanoma Research: Without Patients, It Doesn’t Exist

MIF makes the trek to Chicago for ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) where each year more than 25,000 cancer researchers attend the conference to share and learn about therapy […]


Sharing Our Love on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our thoughts turn to love and romance. Yet when you first learned that you had melanoma, it’s likely that your first thoughts focused on survival. With […]