Author: Taylor Tomko

“I have mixed emotions on a regular basis. On one hand, I’m so happy and grateful because I found a treatment that is working, but on the other hand I have to live with the fear and anxiety for the rest of my life. It’s...

Lantzville, B.C. In August 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 3B melanoma, which had manifested in my chest bone. I had two surgeries to remove the tumour along with eighteen lymph nodes, followed by twenty consecutive weekdays of Interferon. Yet, by January 2016 the melanoma had...

Cando, Saskatchewan I was born with a black mole on my right heel that started to change and was diagnosed as cancerous, so I had surgery in 2002 to have it removed. In 2008 it came back and was removed again. Then in 2013 it came...

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan In the Summer of 2013, I nicked a mole on my right calf while shaving; It bled a bit, but I didn’t think anything of it. I have always been covered head to toe in freckles and moles, and I had suntanned when...

 Millville, PA At age 25, my life turned around quickly. I had recently had a baby in March 2016, and everything was going great and I was adjusting to my new lifestyle. I also accepted a new job in the medical field, which included scheduling appointments....

We are pleased to report the success of the Patient Leader Education Summit hosted by the Immuno-Oncology Network for Patient Organizations, from March 31st-April 1st, 2017! The Immuno-Oncology Network for Patient Organizations was an idea borne by the  Save Your Skin Foundation to facilitate the...

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