BIO

Victoria, British Columbia In 2006 I was diagnosed with stage 2 melanoma at age 29 and in 2018 with stage 4. I was always a candidate for melanoma (strawberry blond, blue eyed, sun burns as a child, more than 50 moles) and was receiving yearly dermatologist...

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...

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,...

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....

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons