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Melanoma Patient Stories

James "Cy" Young

Melanoma

James "Cy" Young

Melanoma

Fox Chase saved my life, and they’ve given me many more years to live.

Stephanie Heart

Melanoma

Stephanie Heart

Melanoma

It was malignant melanoma on my great left toe. I was terrified. Dr. Farma was gentle and kind about it and I was sobbing.

Thomas Myers

Melanoma;  Prostate Cancer

Thomas Myers

Melanoma;  Prostate Cancer

The level of teamwork and communication amongst the doctors was reassuring. Even though I felt overwhelmed by multiple surgeries, treatments, and diagnoses, I took immense comfort in the prompt actions taken my team of physicians.

Valerie Sherwood

Melanoma

Valerie Sherwood

Melanoma

I grew up in beautiful, sun-soaked Bermuda, and while I loved island life, it meant my skin was exposed to a lot of UV radiation at a time when we didn’t know how important it was to protect our skin. In my 20s I was more careful, but it wasn’t enough. In the summer of 2017, at age 58, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

Amanda Racan

Melanoma

Amanda Racan

Melanoma

Only weeks after discovering the mole I had my first surgery, which was the removal of the residual melanoma from my left thigh. My second surgery was a sentinel lymph node biopsy, which would tell us whether the cancer had spread. 

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