At this time of year, I like to personally thank all of our patients, caregivers, family and friends for their ongoing support. We’ve made great progress this year in improving psycho-social care and treatment options for patients, especially those in the adjuvant setting. We could not have done this without the help and support of our amazing network of patients.
Here are some of our 2018 highlights:
~ Providing knowledge of the treatment landscape and connections with Oncologists, Dermatologists, and other medical professionals
~ Providing patient-reported evidence to the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review to push for appropriate, timely and equal access to treatments for patients in the adjuvant setting
~ Meeting with government stakeholders, pharmaceutical companies, and medical professionals to bridge the gap between these groups and the melanoma patient
~ Creating educational Webinars and a YouTube video series
~ Leading the conversation on the need for psycho-social care and support
~ Supporting melanoma survivors to tell their stories and connect with each other
Wishing you and your family a holiday season that is merry and bright.
From Kathy Barnard and Save Your Skin Foundation
Gathering of patients, caregivers and family members in Penticton, BC, Summer 2018