Author: Taylor Tomko

June 7th, 2020 is National Cancer Survivors Day!          As Melanoma Awareness Month is so closely followed by National Cancer Survivors Day, which takes place on the first Sunday in June, the two occasions feel symbolically connected. May is a month wherein those...

Prince George, British Columbia Marcel's journey is shared with us by his wife.            Marcel’s journey with melanoma started in 2010 when we noticed that a pink, normal looking, healthy mole that he had all of his life had turned black. This mole...

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan I was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in July 2017. In August I started nivolumab, of which I had a total of twelve treatments. After the fourth treatment the tumours expanded and caused a blockage in my bowel. I lost about 40 pounds and...

  Abbotsford, B.C. Early Signs My story began sometime during the summer of 2017.  I had been experiencing lower back pain for a few months that nothing seem to relieve, but could, like anyone in their mid-forties, be attributed to any number of things.  Then, one Friday...

St. Albert, AB In June 2016 I went to get a mole on right shoulder checked, as it had been rubbing on my sports bra and was becoming irritating. I was a newly certified fitness instructor, and I was on top of the world. The same day...

Updated 3-August-2018: Click HERE to find our full report from ASCO 2018!   *** While we’re finishing up our report on the ASCO Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, we’d like to share with you some resources about trials that were discussed at an ASCO satellite meeting: Best of...

Toronto, ON In February 1981, a Clark's level II-III malignant melanoma was discovered on my right knee, which was excised widely. In August 1985, I noticed a small nodule just above the primary site. It was excised and was positive for malignant melanoma. In July 1986,...

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