We’ve teamed up with Hayley Wickenheiser again this year to bring awareness to those coping with a melanoma diagnosis. Summer is here, but if you’re not protecting yourself from the sun, the damage can be far-reaching. Melanoma is one of the top 10 cancers diagnosed in Canada and getting a diagnosis can be scary. Arming yourself with the right information you can literally change the course of your melanoma experience.
Ask about your mutation type. Do your research to find out your options. And know you are not alone in this.
Some Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers from the Save Your Skin Foundation family have come together share their story to inspire education and hope.
“I am newly diagnosed with metastatic malignant melanoma, and I plan to survive it.” – SHERI
“My melanoma came back, but I’m not letting fear in.” – BOB
“I was in end-of-life care when my doctor recommended I take part in a clinical trial.” – MIKE
“Learning that my melanoma was BRAF+ was a huge weight off my shoulders. That knowledge shaped my path through the disease.” – COLIN
“Melanoma research literally saved my life. Today I’m surrounded with the support of the melanoma community and I know they have my back.” – NATALIE
Check out this article in Elle magazine, dedicated to Canadians who have their own personal melanoma stories: