Patient Support

For those living with melanoma, support can be vital to the healing process.

Melanoma Patient Support Group Chats – Informal, Private, and Free

On the first Thursday of every month, Save Your Skin Foundation hosts an evening support chat for patients, survivors and caregivers touched by melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and ocular melanoma.  These chats are open discussions about life after a cancer diagnosis, including sharing experiences with varied treatment options, managing side effects, emotional and wellness support channels, navigating the health care system, and any other concern that patients and their families may have.  It is also a great opportunity to meet other patients and survivors from across Canada.


Anyone can join for free by phone by calling the toll-free number, or by logging in to the online option via computer, tablet or smartphone anywhere wifi is available.

5pm PT | 8pm ET | 9pm AT  ~ First Thursday of every month!

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Click HERE to join the discussion!

You can also dial in using your phone:
Toll-free in Canada: +1 (647) 497-9410- Access Code: 938-091-573

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We know the importance of having a good support network during difficult times. This is why we decided to organize a recurring support group chat via our online webinar platform. Although skin cancer patients and survivors are located all over Canada, these private, free, online discussions will allow them to talk to others going through similar experiences from the comfort of their own home.  Founder Kathy Barnard will be in attendance, along with other members of the SYSF team. Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, we welcome you to take part in this virtual discussion around skin cancer, treatments, and hope.

Save Your Skin Foundation is committed to providing one-on-one support through Founder Kathy Barnard. We also provide support from other patients and survivors through our initiative “I’m Living Proof”


The term ‘survivor’ can mean different things to different people. For some, a survivor may have completed active treatment and is free from any signs of melanoma. For others, the term may refer to anyone who has been diagnosed with melanoma.


Save Your Skin Foundation wishes to bring hope and support to all those newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment, or to those “in remission” or referred to as “NED” – with no evidence of disease. This website focuses on those individuals that have generally completed active treatment and that are in remission or on maintenance therapy; however, we invite all melanoma patients, at any stage, to get in touch.


Hand in hand, we fight melanoma together.


We are here to help. Call us at 1-800-460-5832 or email


Click the image to the right for a summary of the ways you can connect with other patients, survivors, and caregivers touched by melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, and ocular melanoma.  Or click HERE to download and share.

Making awareness and education available is crucial. Since 2006, the Foundation has worked to raise awareness of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers focusing on education, prevention and the need for improved patient care.

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