Author: Taylor Tomko

Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac, QC En 2013, suite à l'apparition d'une petite bosse au niveau du cou, j’ai subi une échographie qui a démontré qu’il s’agissait d’un ganglion. Après la chirurgie, le verdict est tombé : Mélanome métastasique de source inconnue. Deux mois plus tard, j'ai subi une dissection...

North Vancouver, B.C. In 2003, a year after being told that a lump on my left arm was benign, I felt further discomfort and doctors decided the lump should be removed – after originally having a misdiagnosis, it turned out the lump was positive and I...

South Shore, QC En 2006, je fais analyser un grain de beauté sur la cuisse qui a changé d'aspect et qui démange. Je subis une exérèse complète et le pathologiste conclut à un naevus bénin. En 2009, je deviens subitement très malade et lors d'une visite...

Québec City, QC Ma parenthèse de vie a débuté par une biopsie d'un nævus à la cuisse gauche en 2005, avec à ce moment présence de cellules atypiques. Une reprise de biopsie début 2006 est revenue négative. En 2010, apparition d'un ganglion à l'aine gauche et...

Trois-Rivières, QC In 2007, I noticed a discolored mole on the backside of my left shoulder that has been immediately removed by a surgeon. The diagnosis was Melanoma with a depth of 1.5mm. I had surgery the following month. When I met the surgeon for a follow...

Victoria, B.C. In June of 2010 I was diagnosed with an ocular melanoma tumor at the back of my right eye. In July of that same year I had brachytherapy. In March 2012, metastases were confirmed in my abdomen and I proceeded to have four infusions...

Prince George, B.C. In 2006, I noticed a mole on my thigh. Back then, I knew nothing of skin cancer. It wasn’t even a consideration. This was just a mole that hadn’t been there before. I went several times to my doctor about it but his...

Surrey, B.C. In late spring 2010 I went to my family doctor to have a mole looked at that had started to itch and bleed. My doctor referred me to a dermatologist but I could not get an appointment until September of that year. My family...

Port Alberni, B.C. I was first diagnosed in April 2006 with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. I was considered terminal. The origin of my melanoma was a large mole on my back that I’d had most of my life – my family doctor had failed to diagnose...

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons