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Montreal, QC I am 52 years old and I have had a lot of luck; having not met the right people at the right time, I would not be alive to tell you my story. I am proud to say that I have survived two recurrences of...

Kamloops, BC In 2009, I had a mole removed from my back. Even if it was carcinogenic, as I had removed completely, I did not think about it anymore. I was climbing out in May 2015 when I found myself having very little breath. So I...

Montreal, QC C’est à 19 ans que j’eus mon premier contact avec le mélanome. J’avais depuis longtemps un grain de beauté au dos, mais durant les derniers mois il avait pris une teinte rougeâtre et me semblait plus gros qu’auparavant. J’obtenus donc une requête en dermatologie...

Meaford, ON In the spring of 2014, at 37 years old, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB nodular melanoma. Over the course of six to eight months, a lifelong mole on my hip had grown, changed in colour, and become itchy. Being a busy working mother...

White Rock, B.C. When I was entering the navy in 2002, a barber pointed out a mole that I had never noticed on the top of my head. The same mole made itself known twelve years later, when it began to bleed on a sailing trip....

Vancouver, B.C. In November 2010, I was spending a day with my grandson; when I stood up to go to him, I noticed that my right leg and right arm felt abnormally weak, but these symptoms vanished quickly. The next day, my friend was driving us home from a movie, when...

North Vancouver, B.C. I discovered something on top of my head in the summer of 2012; I thought it was an insect Bite. It got larger over the next few months, and then began to bleed. I saw a dermatologist who, after telling me it was nothing to...

White Rock, B.C. Growing up in South Africa, I paid little attention to my skin, often resulting in sunburns; I usually looked like a tomato! I didn’t consider the possible sun damage until 2012, when I developed a mole on my back that itched, but I...

  Abbotsford, BC Depuis mon diagnostique de mélanome en 2005, j’ai subi 9 chirurgies, 3 traitements systémiques, 4 différents traitements de radiation, un nombre infini de scans et de transfusions sanguines avec infusions de fer. Ma première lésion était sur le haut de mon bras droit et...

Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac, QC In 2013, following the appearance of a small lump in the neck, I underwent an ultrasound that showed that it was a ganglion. After the surgery, the verdict fell: Metastatic melanoma of unknown source. Two months later, I underwent a dissection of the left...

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